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UMass settles potential HIPAA violations following malware infection

The following is text sent on November 22, 2016 from the HHS Office for Civil Rights Action.  For more information, contact Jim Hamilton at jhamilton@boselaw.com.   The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) has agreed to settle potential violations of the … Continue reading

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Proposed EEOC Rules Address Wellness Programs

Authored by John Westercamp On April 20, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published proposed regulations addressing wellness programs.  The EEOC estimates that approximately 400,000-600,000 employers offer wellness programs which are regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  … Continue reading

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Delay of HPID Regulations Announced by CMS

With the November 5th deadline looming, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that effective October 31, 2014, the enforcement of the regulations pertaining to the use of the Health Plan Identifier (“HPID”) is delayed until further notice.  … Continue reading

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Annual Report to Congress on Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information

Recently, the Secretary of Health and Human Services submitted to Congress an annual report containing the number and nature of breaches of unsecured protected health information reported to the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) as required by the Health Insurance … Continue reading

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HHS is Gearing Up for HIPAA Audits

The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) is preparing to resume its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) compliance audit program. In a notice published in the February 24, 2014 … Continue reading

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Dermatology Practice Settles Potential HIPAA Violations

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced on December 26th that Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. (“APDerm”) has agreed to a $150,000 settlement to resolve potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) … Continue reading

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HIPAA Compliance: Deadline Next Month

On January 25, 2013 the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published the long-awaited Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule (“Final Rule”) massively overhauling the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. Covered entities such as health care providers, health … Continue reading

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