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Government Releases New Guidance on Sharing of Information Regarding Opioid Crisis
The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new HIPAA guidance explaining how healthcare providers have broad ability to share health information with a patient's family members without the patient's permission during certain crisis situations, without violating HIPAA privacy regulations.
United States
14 Nov 2017
What Providers Need to Know Before Their Patients Get New Medicare Cards
On September 14, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its newly designed Medicare card and informed all Medicare beneficiaries to look for their new card in the mail.
United States
9 Oct 2017
OCR Updates HIPAA Breach Website
On July 25, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it has implemented several changes to its web-based breach-reporting portal (commonly referred to as the "Wall of Shame"), which lists healthcare data breaches of 500 or more patient records dating back to 2009.
United States
27 Jul 2017
HHS Announces Another HIPAA Fine Based On Stolen Laptop
On April 24, the HHS announced that its Office for Civil Rights reached a settlement with CardioNet, a provider of wireless cardiac monitoring services, arising out of alleged violations of...
United States
26 Apr 2017
Business Associates Are Under A Microscope - Are You Prepared?
On November 2, Susan Huntington and Eric Fader will be speaking at a webinar jointly sponsored by Day Pitney and Wolf & Co., "Business Associates are Under a Microscope - Are You Prepared?"
United States
15 Oct 2016
New HIMSS Survey Shows Continuing Security Vulnerability In Healthcare
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently published its second Cybersecurity Survey for healthcare organizations, and the results are astonishing.
United States
1 Sep 2016
3 Takeaways From The Recent HIPAA Enforcement Blitz
An April 22 article in Law360, "3 Takeaways From The Recent HIPAA Enforcement Blitz," discusses the recent enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights against four healthcare providers...
United States
13 May 2016
HIPAA Revision For Gun Law Reporting Doesn't Affect Treating Providers
The Final Rule does not affect the HIPAA privacy requirements for any other HIPAA covered entity. The effective date is February 5, 2016.
United States
20 Jan 2016
Recent HIPAA Settlements Highlight Need For Risk Analysis
Covered Entities should heed the OCR's warnings and ensure that they complete an appropriate risk assessment.
United States
22 Dec 2015
Moody's: Threat Of Cyber Breach Impacts Credit Risk
On November 23, Moody's Investors Service announced the issuance of a new report, "Cross Sector -- Global: Cyber Risk of Growing Importance to Credit Analysis,"
United States
3 Dec 2015
NAIC Moves Toward National Cybersecurity Rights Standard Applicable To All Insurers
Health plans and clearinghouses are already subject to the privacy and security requirements of HIPAA...
United States
2 Nov 2015
Brace For HIPAA Audits As They Arrive In Early 2016
Day Pitney healthcare attorneys Jim Bowers, Susan Huntington and Eric Fader authored an article, "Brace For HIPAA Audits As They Arrive In Early 2016," for Law360.
United States
21 Oct 2015
Nearly Half Of Healthcare IT Leaders Unprepared For Cyber Attacks
In view of recent highly publicized cyber attacks and the resulting financial, regulatory and reputational risks, healthcare organizations should be highly focused on cyber security.
United States
4 Sep 2015
Comments Solicited On Draft Guide On Mobile Device Security
NCCoE explains that organizations can use some or all of the guide to help them implement relevant standards and best practices for compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule.
United States
5 Aug 2015
UCLA Breach Class Action: Caution For Connecticut Hospitals
Although Connecticut does not have a broad confidentiality statute like the CMIA, the Connecticut Supreme Court held last year that the HIPAA privacy standards can be used to establish the standard of care required...
United States
28 Jul 2015
NACD Survey Shows Big Gap In Understanding Of Cyber Risks, Particularly In Healthcare
Cyber risk has become a key regulatory concern for companies in the wake of several high-profile breaches.
United States
16 Jul 2015
DOJ Releases Cybersecurity Guidance
On April 29, the Cybersecurity Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice published a practical guidance document entitled "Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents."
United States
11 May 2015
Connecticut Development: New Data Encryption Legislation Introduced
On February 26, Bill No. 1024, titled "An Act Concerning the Security of Consumer Data," was introduced in the Insurance Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly.
United States
2 Mar 2015
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