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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 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

avatar More Info on DHHS HIPAA Audits | HIPAA Compliance

Susan McAndrew, deputy director of the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), has announced that OCR has completed the first 20 audits mandated by the HITECH .. read more

avatar Don’t Want to Bother with HIPAA Compliance? Budget For DHHS Settlement

The Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) announced yesterday in a press release that, after a lengthy investigation, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) .. read more

avatar Will HIPAA Enforcement Increase Due to Training? Guest Writer Richard D. Dvorak

As Jonathan P. Tomes mentioned in his blog post of January 30, 2012, on January 19, 2012, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed the first .. read more

avatar My Latest Article on HIPAA Compliance Is Out Now

“Keeping It Private: Staying Compliant with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules,” Journal of AHIMA, March 2012, pp. 34-36, my latest article, has just been .. read more

avatar HIPAA Doesn’t Prevent You Trying to Stop a Suicide Attempt

A recent editorial from Kansas City’s KMBC/KCWE General Manager Sarah Smith recounted the story of a 19-year-old college student that committed suicide that may have .. read more

avatar Privacy and Confidentiality Informed Consent for Group Therapy Is Now Available on Premium Member Section

The issue of what to do about obtaining consent from clients/patients for group therapy has come up in a couple of my recent HIPAA seminars. .. read more

avatar Proposed Budget Cuts for HIPAA Enforcement—Hardly a Help

The president’s proposed fiscal 2013 budget may appear helpful to covered entities and business associates that are concerned with HIPAA compliance. The budget calls for .. read more

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