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New Proposed Regulations Regarding Accounting of Disclosures under the HITECH Act

[05/31/11]

Posted on May 31, 2011 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) formally published its proposed regulations implementing changes to the Accounting of Disclosures provisions under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).  The proposed regulations arise from requirements in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”), passed as part... READ MORE

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OCR Continues to Raise the Stakes with HIPAA Enforcement: Mass General Agrees to a Settlement of $1 Million for Possible Violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule

[03/07/11]

Posted on March 7, 2011 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) entered into a Resolution Agreement with General Hospital Corporation and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Inc., collectively known as Mass General (“Mass General”) to resolve a potential violation of the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of... READ MORE

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HIPAA Breach Notification Reports Due to OCR by March 1, 2011 for Calendar Year 2010 Breaches

[02/24/11]

Posted on February 24, 2011 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

HIPAA covered entities are required to submit reports of smaller breaches that occurred during calendar year 2010 to the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) by March 1, 2011 pursuant to the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule.  Reports must be submitted electronically through OCR’s breach notification web page at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/breachnotificationrule/index.html The Breach Notification Rule requires covered... READ MORE

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HIPAA’s New Teeth Take First Bite: HHS Imposes a $4.3 Million Civil Money Penalty for Violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule

[02/23/11]

Posted on February 23, 2011 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a Notice of Final Determination finding that Cignet Health of Prince George’s County, MD (“Cignet”) violated the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). HHS imposed a civil money penalty (“CMP”) of $4.3... READ MORE

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