Revenue CycleQ&A: Auditing User Activity
Chris Apgar is president of Apgar & Associates, LLC, in Portland, Oregon shares the types of activity that must be...
Revenue CycleHITECH Act Penalties May be Reduced for Organizations Meeting Standard Security Practices
The legislation defines ?recognized security practices? as the standards, best practices, methodologies, procedures, and processes developed by the National Institute...
Revenue CycleQ&A: Terminating a Business Associate Contract
Chris Apgar, president of Apgar & Associates, LLC, in Portland, Oregon, shares what to do after ending a contract...
StrategyOCR Releases HIPAA Audits Industry Report
Specific to the right of access provision, OCR found that 89% of audited CEs failed to meet standards.
StrategyHHS Proposes HIPAA Modifications
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would amend provisions of the Privacy Rule that could stymie coordinated care and case management...
Clinical CareHIPAA During Natural Disasters
If information is used or disclosed for directory purposes without the patient's agreement, the patient must be told and given...
TechnologyTufts Health Plan Reports Breach Affecting 60K
The breach stems from a security incident at EyeMed, which manages vision benefits for Tufts Health Plan.
Revenue CycleColorado Healthcare Provider Reports Breach Affecting More Than 295,000 Individuals
In a security notice posted on its website, AspenPointe said it experienced a cyberattack in the latter part of September.
TechnologyContacting Patients via Unencrypted Email
It is important to ask the patient to sign a disclaimer that will protect your organization in the event of...
StrategyAetna Pays $1M to Settle Three HIPAA Breaches
Aetna reported that 1,600 individuals were affected by this impermissible disclosure.
Clinical CareDoes the Federal Health Information Privacy Law Protect President Trump?
The president's physicians would not disclose the results of the president's lung scans, invoking HIPAA to selectively provide intel on...
Clinical CarePHI Disclosures to Family and Friends
A healthcare provider may share information with persons if, using professional judgment, he or she decides that the patient does...