This month in light of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin reminding HIPAA covered entities and their business associates of the ways they may share patient information during an outbreak of infectious disease or other emergency situations.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes late last week to the federal regulations governing the confidentiality of patient records created
The HHS published a Notification of Enforcement Discretion Regarding HIPAA Civil Money Penalties that changes the interpretation of fines for violations defined under the HITECH Act, effectively reducing some of the annual limits.
As Hurricane Florence continues its destructive path, hospitals affected by the storm have been given the go ahead to break certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
The OCR released a guidance on October 6 that attempts to clear things up regarding cloud service providers and HIPAA.
On Sept. 23, 2016, the OCR announced its second HIPAA enforcement action against a business associate to the tune of $400,000. The hospital had previously entered into a settlement of $150,000 for its part in the breach.
The OCR has begun an initiative to more widely investigate the root causes of smaller breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals.
Join David Ginsberg, CEO of PrivaPlan Associates, Inc., as he addresses the not-so-distant future of Medicare payment reform and how this will affect meaningful use and planning for certified electronic health records.