Jonathan Tomes, Author at Veterans Press, Inc.

avatar Largest Takedown in History for Medicare Fraud: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

At first blush, Medicare fraud may seem unrelated to HIPAA. Such, however, is not the case, although the HIPAA crimes discussed in this post are .. read more

avatar More about Shadow Students and HIPAA: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

We received a follow-on question from one of our blog readers after my previous post about shadow students. Thanks to Erin Barlow, Practice Manager, Xcel .. read more

avatar What about Shadow Students and HIPAA? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

One of our HIPAA clients asked me whether “shadow” students are “students” that fall under the treatment, payment, or health care operations exemption for which .. read more

avatar Some Good News and an Apology: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The good news is that I purchased Richard Dvorak’s half interest in Veterans Press and its wholly owned subsidiary, EMR Legal (the consulting arm of .. read more

avatar American Bar Association Publishes Book on What Are International HIPAA Considerations? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Many covered entities and “upstream” business associates use foreign companies to perform services for them that make them business associates. The most common of these .. read more

avatar HIPAA, FERPA, and Immunizations: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

A client asked me to write a blog post regarding to whom the organization could disclose immunization records. Here it is: One of the problems .. read more

avatar Is Office 365 HIPAA Compliant? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Brent Sadler

The following question came through our website: “Hello “I was wondering if you can answer a question. I realize email and EPHI is an ongoing .. read more

avatar Another HIPAA Criminal Conviction! HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In another HIPAA criminal conviction, a Texas hospital worker has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for criminal HIPAA violations. Joshua Hippler, 30, .. read more

avatar The Bigger You Are, the Harder You’re Hacked: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Anthem, previously known as WellPoint, Inc., the nation’s second-largest health insurance company, recently suffered a sophisticated external cyberattack. Reportedly, 80 million of Anthem’s insureds had .. read more

avatar Two New HIPAA Policies Available Now on Premium Member Section: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Two new sample HIPAA policies are now available on the Premium Member section of the Veterans Press website. We appreciate our clients and customers for .. read more

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