By Art Gross – HIPAA compliance doesn’t care if you’re a small business or a non-profit. This isn’t said in a disrespectful manner to the laws that govern the policies, but to make you aware that your business status, or identifying structure won’t allow you to be overlooked.Read More
By Art Gross – Enforcement is in action. That’s what Bayfront Health-St. Petersburg recently learned when they agreed to pay $85,000 in penalties to the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights for a potential violation of the HIPAA right to access provision.
By Kayla Matthews – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act governs the treatment of health care data and privacy regulations in the United States. Most responsible providers and organizations understand some of the actions that constitute the most substantial HIPAA regulations.
By Art Gross – On September 20, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced a fine of $999,000 for three Boston hospitals, all of which violated HIPAA while allowing ABC’s TV series “Boston Med” to film the show in their facilities.
By Matt Fisher – On June 18, 2018, the Office for Civil Rights released a decision and memorandum from an Administrative Law Judge following a dispute over HIPAA fines imposed against The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
By Art Gross – According to an article over on tripwire, a covered entity is facing serious penalties after the Office for Civil Rights issued them a hefty fine for their failure to comply with audit procedures including review, modification and termination of users’ access.
By Marla Durben Hirsch – Providers continue to be confused as to how to dispose of their trash without running afoul of HIPAA. But the stakes are now higher – because it’s often the provider’s trash collector that’s exposing the patient data that’s in the garbage.
By Matt Fisher – The OCR did not wait long into 2017 to issue its first settlement for a HIPAA related breach. The honor for Presence Health came only nine days into the year.
By Jim Johnson – Although healthcare facilities of all sizes and types are required to choose a HIPAA compliance officer to make sure that regulations are followed, some choose to blend the role with an existing one.