By Art Gross – This week in HIPAA news we are shining a light on two rules that display the spectrum of ‘bending’ from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. The first, showing flexibility, announced that penalties with regard to HIPAA, as it pertains to the COVID-19 vaccination…Read More
By Matt Fisher – The Office for Civil Rights started 2021 off with another settlement of alleged non-compliance with the HIPAA right of access. The settlement, as noted by OCR, is the 14th right of access settlement since OCR began its targeted focus on this issue in late 2019.
By Art Gross – The office for Civil Rights gathered information at the end of 2020 that is important for any covered entity or business associate that operates under HIPAA guidelines. Summarized in the U.S. Health and Human Service HIPAA Audits Industry Report, this data should be regarded as a useful tool for any business that deals with HIPAA, and one that they can learn from.
By Art Gross – The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule that could be substantial. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposal stated it was to “remove barriers to, coordinated care and individual engagement” and was issued recently.
The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its 2016-2017 HIPAA Audits Industry Report that reviewed selected health care entities and business associates for compliance with certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.
The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of HHS issued guidance on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 permits covered entities and their business associates to use HIEs to disclose protected health information for the public health activities of a public health authority.
The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to support individuals’ engagement in their care, remove barriers to coordinated care, and reduce regulatory burdens on the health care industry.
By Art Gross – While the world might still be in varying states of chaos with regard to a multitude of topics, when it comes to HIPAA fines and enforcement of regulations, things are getting back on track.
By Matt Fisher – Who can be on a healthcare organization’s system and who can access patient information? HIPAA establishes very clear guidelines and expectations on that front.