Jonathan Tomes, Author at Veterans Press, Inc.

avatar Business Associates? How Low Can You Go? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Omnibus Rule effectively made “downstream” business associates—that is, subcontractors—into business associates and thus effectively into covered entities. They are now effectively if not by .. read more

avatar Review: AHIMA Posts Excellent Article on Appropriate Use of Copy and Paste Functionality in EHRs: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

You may wonder what copying and pasting has to do with HIPAA. Actually, the copy and paste functionality is an issue that certainly does have .. read more

avatar Next Stage of DHHS Audits Coming: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has not yet published an audit protocol for this year’s Phase .. read more

avatar What Legal Support Services Need to Know About HIPAA: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Legal support services have become an important part of the legal system. Such services include the following: service of process; obtaining, translating, copying, and assembling .. read more

avatar ICD-10 New Compliance Date: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) issued a rule on August 1, 2014, finalizing October 1, 2015, as the new compliance date .. read more

avatar Are Passwords Sufficient Equivalent Alternate Measures to Encryption? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Michael B. O’Hara

I was recently asked a question by national HIPAA expert Jon Tomes concerning whether or not medical professionals should encrypt hard drives on their laptops .. read more

avatar You Don’t Just “Address” an Addressable Implementation Specification: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Recently, a HIPAA consultant answered a question about whether one had to implement an addressable implementation specification. His answer was basically “no.” He must have .. read more

avatar New HIPAA Complaint Official Job Description Now Available on Premium Member Section of Veterans Press: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Have you appointed a HIPAA complaint official yet? Section 164.530(a)(1)(ii) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) privacy regulations requires covered entities to .. read more

avatar Potential Business Associate Screening Questionnaire Now Available on Premium Member Section: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

You do not necessarily have to ask a potential business associate to complete all or portions of the questionnaire that I have developed and made .. read more

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