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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 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 PHI with No Cover Sheet Warning Left on a Desk—Who’s Liable? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

One of our EMR Legal clients and Veterans Press customers recently emailed me the following question: If a workforce member leaves a page from a .. 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 Change to 42 C.F.R. Part 2? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

As substance abuse treatment providers know, 42 C.F.R. Part 2 “trumps”―that is, preempts―the HIPAA Privacy Rule because it gives more protection for substance abuse treatment .. read more

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