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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 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 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

avatar HHS OCR Issues New Guidance for Malicious Workforce Threats: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report found that 58 percent of security incidents resulted from insiders rather than outsiders, such as hackers. Discussing .. read more

avatar Who’s the Biggest Ransomware Attack Target? YOU!: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

A recent, May 1, 2019, study by the endpoint security firm Cylance determined that the health care industry was the biggest target for malware attacks .. read more

avatar DHHS Clarifies When OCR Can Sanction BAs with a CMP: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

To clear up confusion about business associate liability for HIPAA violations, on May 24, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for .. read more

avatar Building Security—More Than Just Locks on the Doors: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In this digital world, forgetting about something as low-tech as physical security of the building in which a covered entity or a business associate is .. read more

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