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Disclosing PHI to a Reporter Leads to $125,000 HIPAA Settlement


Posted on November 29, 2018 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), announced that a small professional association with three doctors and four locations (the “Practice”) has agreed to pay $125,000 and adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). The... READ MORE

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Hurricane Florence: HHS Responds to a Public Health Emergency by Issuing HIPAA Privacy Rule Waiver and Equal Access Guidance


Posted on September 19, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

As Hurricane Florence inaugurates the U.S. hurricane season with fierce winds and torrential rains, health care providers are preparing to care for patients under demanding and dangerous conditions. Effective communication is always challenging and critically important when natural disasters like hurricanes strike. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Privacy Rule (the “Privacy... READ MORE

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