Tag Archives: Office of Civil Rights

Do Not Expect the Pace of Change to Slow in 2016

By: Stephen Siegel This year  has been a challenging one for healthcare providers. Just to recall, a few of the challenges in 2015 were: the final implementation of ICD-10; two multi-million dollar Civil False Claims settlements involving physician-hospital relationships in … Continue reading

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September 24, 2014; Deadline for HIPAA-HITECH and Business Associate Compliance

By: Stephen H. Siegel, Esq. One of the requirements of HIPAA-HITECH is that many of the obligations previously imposed on Covered Entities to comply Privacy Security Rules now also are imposed on their Business Associates. In addition, Business Associates are … Continue reading

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Stolen laptops mean $2M in mega fines

Unencrypted laptops and mobile devices pose significant risks to the security of patient information, according to the HHS Office for Civil Rights. Please click here to read more.

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Any company that handles patient information beware: New law has wide implications

Software vendors, computer technicians, lawyers, accountants, even medical records storage firms are now included within new, stricter patient information safety laws and must have written vendor agreements in place to comply.   Health care companies are familiar with the patient … Continue reading

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