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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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HIPAA Compliance: New York Health Plan Sanctioned for Photocopier Breach

In an August 14, 2013 press release, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced that Affinity Health Plan, Inc. will settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for $1,215,780. Affinity is a not-for-profit managed care … Continue reading

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HIPAA Compliance: California Medical Center Sanctioned for Statements to Media and Workforce

In a June 13, 2013 press release, The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced that Shasta Regional Medical Center (“SRMC”) has agreed to pay $275,000 and implement a comprehensive corrective action plan to settle an investigation concerning potential … Continue reading

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