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avatar Next Stage of DHHS Audits Coming: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has not yet published an audit protocol for this year’s Phase .. read more

avatar You Don’t Just “Address” an Addressable Implementation Specification: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Recently, a HIPAA consultant answered a question about whether one had to implement an addressable implementation specification. His answer was basically “no.” He must have .. read more

avatar Is the “Pending Doom” of Windows XP a HIPAA Violation? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Many, primarily IT vendors, have stated that the pending doom of Windows XP, in which Microsoft will no longer support it after April 8, 2014, .. read more

avatar DHHS Issues Final Rule Regarding Patient Right to Lab Results: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Yesterday, three agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) jointly issued the final rule to give patients (or persons designated by the .. read more

avatar New Wall of Shame Format: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Before discussing the new format, note that almost 800 covered entities are now memorialized, so to speak, on the Big Breacher website (my name for .. read more

avatar OIG Slams DHHS Again for Not Enforcing HIPAA Adequately! HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

On November 21, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) issued another scathing report about the DHHS .. read more

avatar Covered Entity Hires Me to Respond to OCR Investigation—No Violation, Case Closed! HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

A covered entity hired me to respond to an Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) Complaint Investigation that alleged that the entity was not in compliance .. read more

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