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2018 All-Time Record Year for HIPAA Enforcement

The Office of Civil Rights recently reminded us of the importance of HIPAA privacy and the cost of neglect. In a February 7, 2019, posting the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) concluded an all-time record year in HIPAA enforcement activity. OCR also recently issued a Report to Congress detailing the frequency of types of breaches. See Report to Congre...
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Security Risk Analysis: Ensure Your Risk Analysis includes an assessment of the Health and Human Services Voluntary Cybersecurity Practices for the Health Industry

On Friday, December 28, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the "Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients" publication. The four-volume publication aims to provide voluntary cybersecurity practices to healthcare organizations of all types and sizes. This document is a valu...
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NEW YEAR'S COMPLIANCE RESOLUTIONS FOR HEALTH CARE: PLAN NOW OR PAY LATER

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 2018 FALSE CLAIMS ACT UPDATE: A REMINDER FOR NEW YEAR 2019 COMPLIANCE RESOLUTIONS TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION FROM A FALSE CLAIMS ACT LAWSUIT New Year's resolutions include more than losing a few pounds and going to the gym. It is time to implement your health care organization's 2019 compliance plan----NOW! The D...
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Plan to Offer Free Anti-Seizure Drugs to Hospitals Could Violate Anti-Kickback Statute

On November 16, 2018, The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General posted an advisory opinion regarding a drug company's proposal to provide free product ("drug") to hospitals for the hospitals to use exclusively to treat inpatients who have been diagnosed with a form of epilepsy ("Syndrome") that may occur through the en...
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OCR and ONC Bolster the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool with New Features and Improved Functionality

Patients expect not only quality health care to keep them healthy, but also trust that their most sensitive health information will be protected from threats and vulnerabilities that could lead to the compromise of one's health information. An enterprise-wide risk analysis is not only a requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule, it is also an importan...
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