By Art Gross – The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created in 1996 to protect patients and their privacy, and if you are in healthcare, you already know this and are familiar with what it means.Read More
By Matt Fisher – Much is often said about non-compliance with HIPAA as well as a missing understanding for all that HIPAA does. While those sentiments are all too often true, the question of why that is that case, especially within an organization, is not always sufficiently explored.
By Julie Sheppard – As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, healthcare compliance officers need to have a plan for the next stage. Unprecedented issues associated with a pandemic create risks for individuals, businesses, and especially healthcare organizations.
By Matt Fisher – HIPAA and the media can be a risky combination for healthcare organizations. Prior HIPAA settlements imposed by the Office for Civil Rights have dinged hospitals for allowing reality television shows to be filmed in the hospital and speaking with a reporter to refute a patient complaint.
By Art Gross – HIPAA provides guidelines to establish the permissible use of an individual’s personal health information (PHI). Seems pretty straightforward for the most part. And it was – for the most part. Until we start to dig a little deeper…
By Matt Fisher – Telehealth (and the subset telemedicine) have been touted as the technology of the future or the moment for a number of years now. Despite the continued recent promise, telehealth is not a new technology.
By Art Gross – Community-Based Testing Sites are the latest entity to be excluded from HIPAA enforcement penalties by the Office for Civil Rights for their participation in regard to COVID-19 specimen collection and testing.
By Art Gross – As we continue to make our way through new territory with the COVID-19 crisis, we are having to adjust the rules and regulations that previously stood in place. HIPAA is no exception to that.
By Art Gross – In recent years there has been an increase in the use of telehealth and remote management tools as options for maintaining patient well-being. If you’re not familiar with these, the HHS’ HRSA defines telehealth as “the use of electronic information and…