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OCR seeks public input on potential modifications to the HIPAA Rules

Jennifer Pike January 4, 2019
Doctor holding tablet

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

7 facts employers and employees should know about HIPAA and the opioid crisis

Lori Jones September 21, 2018
Opioid pills and needle

As the opioid crisis continues, the Department of Health and Human Services has provided information to help health care providers know what they can and cannot disclose to concerned family members trying to help addicted loved ones. READ MORE

OCR: No privacy breach is too small

Milada Goturi September 1, 2016
HIPAA folder

Once mainly focused on large data breaches affecting 500 or more individuals, the OCR now intends to increase HIPAA enforcement actions on smaller breaches of unprotected protected health information. READ MORE