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OCR seeks public input on potential modifications to the HIPAA Rules

Jennifer Pike January 4, 2019
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The Office of Civil Rights has asked for public input how the agency might modify the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules in a Request for Information. The 50 questions in the RFI reveals notable insights for the OCR’s future plans to improve care coordination and reduce regulatory burdens. READ MORE

HIPAA reports of 2017 small-scale breaches due March 1, 2018

Ken Farris February 27, 2018
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Covered entities that discovered small-scale HIPAA breaches during calendar year 2017 must file notice of such breaches with the Office of Civil Rights by March 1, 2018. READ MORE

OCR issues new guidance on individuals’ access to PHI: Is your access policy compliant?

Milada Goturi January 19, 2016
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The OCR indicated that based on its enforcement experience, many individuals are having difficulties obtaining such access even as technology evolves, and new treatments make it important for individuals to have ready access to their PHI. READ MORE

Recent HIPAA settlements emphasize importance of robust compliance program

Milada Goturi December 9, 2015
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Two recent HIPAA settlements remind organizations subject to HIPAA of the importance of having a robust HIPAA privacy and security compliance program in place. READ MORE