Recent HIPAA Updates from OCR

From the National Law Review – “The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been busy lately, issuing three news releases on the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules….” Click here for the full article.

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OCR Tries to Help App Developers

From the National Law Review – “Predicting whether the activities of a mobile health application (app) developer trigger legal obligations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) presents some new challenges – not surprising when 20th century law is extrapolated to apply to 21st century technology…” Click here to read the […]

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Fine Levied 2/3/2016

“A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has ruled that Lincare, Inc. (Lincare) violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule . . . “ This is just an excerpt from the HHS article regarding the fine against Lincare, Inc. To read the full story […]

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Fine Levied 12/14/2015

“The University of Washington Medicine (UWM) has agreed to settle charges that it potentially violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule by failing to implement policies and procedures to prevent, detect, contain, and correct security violations…” This is just an excerpt from  the HHS article regarding the fine against […]

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Fine Levied 11/30/2015

“Triple-S, formerly known as American Health Medicare, Inc. in Puerto Rico,  has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules…[sic]” This is just an excerpt from the HHS article regarding the largest fine ever levied. To read the full story about Triple-S and their […]

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