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OCR reminds business associates of direct liability for noncompliance with HIPAA Rules

Milada Goturi June 10, 2019
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The HHS Office for Civil Rights has issued a new fact sheet addressing direct liability of business associates for violations of HIPAA Rules. The fact sheet serves as a reminder that business associates have direct liability under HIPAA and are subject to enforcement for Rule violations. READ MORE

HIPAA breach notification deadline is March 1

Jennifer Pike February 12, 2019
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Per the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, organizations that discovered a HIPAA breach in 2018 that affected fewer than 500 people have until March 1 to report the breach to the Office for Civil Rights. Organizations with more than one breach are required to complete a report for each incident. READ MORE

Health care hot topics for 2019

Nicole Jobe January 30, 2019
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The end of 2018 saw major developments in some of health care’s key areas, from cybersecurity to medical cannabis. As another year begins, here are some of the significant developments over the past year that are likely to impact health care providers in 2019. READ MORE