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avatar HIPAA and Working at Home in the Age of the Coronavirus: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I got this question from an attendee of one of my recent HIPAA webinars: “We are a medical billing company in the State of [redacted]. .. read more

avatar HIPAA and Coronavirus 2—HHS Limited Waiver: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

As a followup to my March 2, 2020, blog post, HIPAA and Coronavirus (and certainly not in reaction to it), the U.S. Department of Health .. read more

avatar Being a Small Practice Won’t Save You from a HIPAA Penalty: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In the first enforcement action announced in 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has settled with Dr. Stephen A. Porter for $100,000 .. read more

avatar HIPAA and Coronavirus: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In case you missed it, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently issued a bulletin titled HIPAA Privacy .. read more

avatar HIPAA and Patient Portals: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Regardless of how comfortable one is with high-tech methods of communicating with patients, little doubt exists that patient portals are here to stay. As you .. read more

avatar What Do You Do If the HIPAA S**t Hits Your Fan and the Feds Come after You?: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Many of you will (hopefully) never need the guidance in this blog post. And I have never read a HIPAA blog post or article talking .. read more

avatar Are You Encrypting Your Laptops and Other Portable Devices? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Although encrypting portable devices is not absolutely required by the Security Rule—that is, it is an addressable, not a required, implementation specification—another seven-figure penalty demonstrates .. read more

avatar OCR Reveals Its Right of Access Enforcement Priorities: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

At a major annual HIPAA conference, Roger Severino, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), revealed its .. read more

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