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“Right to Access” — Updated OCR and HHS HIPAA Guidance

UPDATE: HHS PUBLISHED CLARIFICATIONS REGARDING THIS $6.50 PROVISION. PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT UPDATES HERE.  After the March 23 webinar on this important topic, clients still had very specific questions about… Read More

Have You Met Your Year-End HIPAA Requirements?

There are just a Few Days Left to Schedule and Complete Your Annual Security Risk Analysis for the 2015 Calendar Year  With the introduction of the Meaningful Use Pay-for-Performance program… Read More

A Unique Look at HIPAA Identifiers

We know that keeping your patients’ health information safe is at the top of your priority list, and you’re going to jump through the HIPAA-designated hoops necessary to ensure that… Read More

Massachusetts Practice Takes a $1.5M Hit From New HIPAA Smackdown

The Office for Civil Rights appears to be sending a stern and serious message to practices nationwide as the first stage of Meaningful Use wraps up. Less than four months… Read More

HIPAA Violation in Alaska Spurs $1.7 Million Fine

In every practice’s nightmare come true, the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services had one misstep that sparked a full-blown audit – exposing all manner of skeletons in their… Read More

Chasing Patients to Pay for Records Requests: Whose Responsibility Is It?

When it comes to records requests, practices know it’s no fun chasing down payment from patients. Yet often practices don’t realize this task isn’t really their responsibility, especially when the… Read More