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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 New HIPAA Complaint Official Job Description Now Available on Premium Member Section of Veterans Press: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Have you appointed a HIPAA complaint official yet? Section 164.530(a)(1)(ii) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) privacy regulations requires covered entities to .. read more

avatar HIPAA Compliant Shredding? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

A long-time client for whom I have performed HIPAA consulting services recently asked me whether HIPAA had any rules for HIPAA compliant shredding. Short answer: .. 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 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 HIPAA and Crime on the Premises: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I recently was told about how a covered entity reacted to a crime committed at its clinic. Apparently, a nurse had left her purse at .. read more

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 Refill Reminder Exception under HIPAA: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Richard D. Dvorak

The Privacy Rule gives individuals important controls over whether and how their health information is used and disclosed for marketing purposes. With some exceptions, the .. read more

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