Jonathan Tomes, Author at Veterans Press, Inc.

avatar Is That Security Incident a Reportable Breach? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Several times a month, on average, I get a question from a Premium Member or others who get a free question, such as our seminar .. read more

avatar Does DHHS Expect Email Encryption? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes, along with guest commentator Brent Sadler, CIO at Veterans Press

One of our HIPAA clients/customers asked the following question through our Veterans Press website: “We have clients’ identifiable information that needs to be sent via .. read more

avatar Minors’ Rights of Access to PHI: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

One of the more common questions that I get from Premium Members and others who have a free HIPAA question is regarding minors’ rights of .. read more

avatar Health Information Privacy, No—Privacy, Yes: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Because of privacy concerns, the Obama administration has reversed its use and disclosure of patient information in HealthCare.gov after the Associated Press had reported that .. read more

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avatar Was ESPN Reporter’s Tweet of NFL Player’s Medical Record a HIPAA Violation? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

SBNation ran a story showing that ESPN’s Adam Schefter had tweeted that Jason Pierre-Paul, a New York Giants defensive end, had suffered the amputation of .. read more

avatar ICD-10 Deadline Adjustments: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the American Medical Association (“AMA”) announced adjustments to help providers comply with the requirement to complete .. read more

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

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