RSS FeedEmailPrint

Health Care / Health Reform Connect®

RSS FeedEmailPrint

Failure to Encrypt Mobile Devices Results in a $3 Million Mistake

Posted by: Stacy Walton Long and Alexandria M. Foster on February 5, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester) settled with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for $3 million for repeated violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended (HIPAA) relating to its failure to encrypt ePHI on mobile devices. This...


Read More >
 

Failure to Report HIPAA Breaches Results in Costly Fine and Corrective Action Plan

Posted by: Stacy Walton Long and Alexandria M. Foster on February 5, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Sentara Hospitals (Sentara) entered into a $2.175 million settlement and corrective action plan with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended...


Read More >
 

Genetic Information under HIPAA

Posted by: Susan E. Ziel and Stacy Walton Long on February 5, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Genetic Information  is quickly becoming an important part of our lives. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996,[1] as amended, and the final Privacy Rule[2] (HIPAA) are implicated by a healthcare provider’s or benefit plan’s creation, storage, and use of Genetic...


Read More >
 

Property Tax Exemptions Threatened for Indiana Nonprofit Hospitals

Posted by: Scott C. Frissell on January 10, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

An exemption from property tax is one of the fundamental premises upon which many nonprofit organizations rely. Such exemptions allow these organizations to reduce their operating costs so that they may more effectively perform their charitable purposes. According to the Indiana Legislative...


Read More >
 

Proposed Bill Would Require Medical Bill and Out of Pocket Estimates to Patients

Posted by: Robert A. Anderson on January 10, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Representative Donna Schaibley introduced House Bill No. 1005 to the Indiana House Public Health Committee on January 6, 2020. The stated purpose of the bill is to make pricing for health care services more transparent with the aim of ultimately reducing the overall cost to patients. To do so,...


Read More >
 

OCR Throws Penalty Flag on Jackson Health System's Multiple HIPAA Violations

Posted by: Stacy Walton Long and Alexandria M. Foster on December 3, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that it imposed $2,154,000 in civil money penalties (CMPs) against Jackson Health System (“Jackson”) for multiple violations of the Security and Breach Notification Rules of the Health...


Read More >
 

The Online NPDB Insights Publication Provides Monthly Guidance on Reportable Actions

Posted by: Susan E. Ziel and Sarah Stites Millspaugh on December 3, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The National Practitioner Data Base (“NPDB”) is a confidential clearinghouse established by Federal laws[1] and regulations[2] in order to promote quality, to protect the public and to reduce healthcare fraud and abuse.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) is responsible for...


Read More >
 

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | next »