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avatar Do You Have to Do a Risk Analysis of Paper Charts? Yes | HIPAA

Frank Ramage, who had read my July 24, 2011, blog entry, “Why Haven’t More Covered Entities Performed Risk Analysis?” asked whether HIPAA requires risk analysis .. read more

On August 19th, 2011, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags: 2 Comment

avatar Executive Summary of HIPAA and HITECH Act Management White Paper

My seminar swings around the country demonstrate that many smaller covered entities are woefully deficient in HIPAA compliance perhaps because, until the past couple of .. read more

On August 18th, 2011, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags: 2 Comment

avatar Who Is an “Other Individual” That Can Be Prosecuted for a HIPAA Crime?

             The HITECH Act corrected what federal prosecutors had viewed as a flaw in HIPAA’s criminal provisions at 42 U.S.C. § 1320d-6, which had stated: .. read more

On August 9th, 2011, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags: 2 Comment

avatar Fine and Corrective Action Plan | UCLA Health Services

During the first full week of July, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) announced that the University of California at Los Angeles .. read more

On July 12th, 2011, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags:

avatar DHHS Issues Draft Accounting Regulation—Another Compliance Burden for Covered Entities

The new draft regulation from DHHS spells out requirements for electronic health record systems to provide accountings of disclosures and establishes the requirement for an .. read more

On July 12th, 2011, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags:

avatar Office of the Inspector General Slams HIPAA Oversight

On May 16, 2011, the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) transmitted his report to the Office of Civil Rights .. read more

On July 6th, 2011, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags: 1 Comment

avatar DHHS Is Getting Serious about Enforcing HIPAA

The Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) has apparently decided to increase its enforcement budget by imposing large civil money penalties. DHHS now has .. read more

On June 17th, 2011, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags: 3 Comment

avatar Why This Blog?

If you have not yet signed up to receive an email notification when I post something new, please do so. And please post your comments, .. read more

On June 3rd, 2011, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags:

avatar Welcome!

Welcome to the new Jon Tomes HIPAA & HITECH Blog! Please sign up to receive an email notification when I post something new. And please .. read more

On June 3rd, 2011, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags:
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