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Health Care E-Note - September 2014

In This Issue: - Doctors, Insurers Critical of Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - Health Spending Expected to Increase Modestly Over Next Decade - U.S. Hospitals Have Highest Administrative Costs...more

HIPAA Violation Results in $4.8 Million Settlement: An IT Perspective

In today’s healthcare industry, information technology (“IT”) systems play an ever-expanding role in the success of a medical practice. Medical practitioners consistently juggle e-billing and electronic medical records...more

California Court Limits Liability for Loss of Certain Patient Information under CMIA

California appellate courts are clarifying potential liability under California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, Cal. Civ. Code § 56 et seq. (“CMIA”) of health care providers, health plans, pharmaceutical...more

A New Year’s Resolution (And Corrective Action Plan) From OCR: Physician Practice Cited For HIPAA Violations

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is closing out 2013 with a reminder of the importance of an effective HIPAA compliance program. On December 26, 2013, OCR announced a resolution agreement with a Massachusetts physician...more

Medical practice agrees to payment due to HIPAA data breach

One day after Christmas, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced that a Massachusetts-based dermatology practice (Practice) agreed to a $150,000 payment and entered into a...more

Health Care Insights - Winter 2013

In This Winter 2013 Issue: Risk of Wrongful Data Bank Report; Physician Burnout is High; New Connecticut Medical Examining Board Members; Must Providers Comply With Flu Shot “Rule”? "Small” Fine For Small HIPAA Data...more

Health Care E-Note - December 2012

In This Issue: - Health Care Data Breaches Becoming Major Concern - Hospitals, Doctors Giving Patients Access Through Web Portals - Number of Concierge Doctors Increases 30 Percent in 2012 - Hospitals Battle for...more

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