Monthly Archives: January 2013

HHS announces the “Final Omnibus Rule” to protect patient privacy and further secure their health information

  A new rule got announced today by the U.S. Department of HHS to further strengthen Privacy and Security rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 – the final omnibus rule. This rule greatly enhances a … Continue reading

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Letter issued to the providers by HHS regarding threats to health and safety

  A letter was issued to the healthcare providers by the HHS to make sure that they are competent enough as per HIPAA to take appropriate action that is consistent with their ethical standards and other legal obligations, to provide … Continue reading

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Health and Human Services announce the first HIPAA breach settlement involving fewer than 500 patients

  HONI (Hospice of North Idaho) has consented to pay $50,000 to HHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) to make up with them regarding potential breach of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) Security Rule. … Continue reading

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