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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

avatar HIPAA Right of Access—Do You Know How to Respond to an Irate Patient Demanding Records? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

You know that HIPAA and its implementing regulations provide to your patients/clients a HIPAA right of access to see records about them and to obtain .. read more

avatar HIPAA Compliance Corporate Resolution Posted in Premium Member Section: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Often, Security Officers and Privacy Officers tell me that they have difficulty persuading management of the necessity to comply with HIPAA. I tell them to .. read more

avatar HIPAA Compliance Fire Protection for Paper Records: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator John J. Cadiero

One of the nice things about giving HIPAA seminars around the country is the great people that I meet—and not only at the seminars but .. read more

avatar New Compliance Burden–HITECH Omnibus Rule Is Out! HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) published in the Federal Register the HITECH Omnibus Rule to implement the HIPAA .. read more

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