Tag Archives: HIPAA

Business Associate Agreements Are Essential to HIPAA Compliance

If you’re familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you may know that covered entities cannot disclose protected health information (PHI) to unauthorized persons. Continue reading

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HHS Office for Civil Rights Expands HIPAA “Access Right” Guidance

In January, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a fact sheet and FAQ regarding patients’ right to access their own medical records under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Continue reading

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OCR Levies Second-Biggest Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Fine Ever

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced that an insurance company based in Puerto Rico will pay the second-largest HIPAA settlement in the history of enforcement of the law. Triple-S Management Corporation agreed … Continue reading

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HHS to Covered Entities: Check Your Mail—HIPAA Audits are Coming

The long-anticipated Phase 2 of the HIPAA audit program of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is coming soon. Phase 1, which took place over 2011 and 2012, found that many covered entities … Continue reading

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