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avatar Unintended Financial Consequences? Well, Maybe It’s Job Security: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In my recent article for the Journal of Healthcare Finance, “The Law of Unintended (Financial) Consequences: The Expansion of HIPAA Business Associate Liability,” which is .. read more

avatar Still Not Convinced That You Need HIPAA Policies, Procedures, and Training? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I hope that you have read my previous blog posts, particularly those recounting that the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil .. read more

avatar Not-for-profit to Settle Copier HIPAA Breach with DHHS: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”), Affinity Health Plan, Inc., a not-for-profit managed care plan in .. read more

avatar WellPoint, Inc., Reports Breach to DHHS, Settles for $1.7 Million: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

WellPoint, Inc., an Indiana managed care organization, reported under the requirements of the HITECH Act Breach Notification Rule a breach of the electronic protected health .. read more

avatar HIPAA Compliance and the FTC: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Richard D. Dvorak

On June 6–7, 2012, I attended the NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Rule Conference at the Ronald Reagan Center, Washington, DC. The Federal Trade Commission’s Division of .. read more

avatar Updated Portable Computer Policy Posted in the Premium Member Section

As my blog post of September 17, 2012, noted, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (“MEEI”) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. (“MEEA”), entered .. read more

avatar OCR Releases HIPAA Audit Protocol

On August 10, 2012, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) published its audit protocol for assessing .. read more

avatar First State Agency Fined for HIPAA Violation

Not only can you not avoid HIPAA compliance by being a small covered entity (see my April 18, 2012, blog post), but you can’t avoid .. read more

avatar OCR Director: “Tolerance for HIPAA Non-Compliance Is Low”

The Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) hosted the annual .. read more

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