HIPAA

Traps to Avoid: Aetna, HIPAA and the $17+ Million Envelope Mishap

When mailing sensitive personal medical information to patients, it is probably best to avoid transparent window envelopes. One of America's biggest health insurance companies just learned this lesson … [Read more...]

CASE OF THE MONTH

The eClinicalWorks EHR Settlement—Big Fines & Unprecedented CIA Obligations

With all the money it generates, it was only a matter of time before Electronic Health Records (EHR) technology got caught up in the False Claims Act dragnet. (See the related story on EHR … [Read more...]

HIPAA

Compliance Perspective: How to Comply with New OSHA Electronic Injury Recordkeeping & Reporting Rules

  Does your lab facility have 250 or more employees? Has your employee count reached 250 or more at any time during the 2016 calendar year? Is your lab part of a hospital that has … [Read more...]

HIPAA

TOOL: Model HIPAA Breach Notification Letter to Patient

Data security breaches involving patient records can occur despite your best efforts to prevent them. If prevention fails, your lab needs to switch to incident response mode and take measures to … [Read more...]

HIPAA

10 Things to Include in Your HIPAA Breach Notification Policy

Earlier this month we told you about a $475,000 settlement one provider reached in a HIPAA breach notification case. Privacy lapses can occur despite your best efforts to prevent them. If prevention … [Read more...]

NEWS

Enforcement Firsts: Presence Health Fined $475,000 for Taking Too Long to Report HIPAA Breach

Patient health information breaches—whether from hacking, glitches or just plain old carelessness—remain an all too common occurrence in labs and other health care institutions. A new HIPAA rule took … [Read more...]

HIPAA

How to Create a HIPAA Breach Notification Policy

Privacy lapses can occur despite your best efforts to prevent them. If prevention does fail, the imperative switches to incident response and damage control. One of the key response challenges is … [Read more...]

HIPAA

First HIPAA Breach Notification Settlement Totals $475,000

Patient health information breaches—whether from hacking, glitches or just plain old carelessness—remain an all too common occurrence in labs and other health care institutions. Four years ago, a new … [Read more...]

CYBERSECURITY

Survey Reveals Cybersecurity and Social Media as Top Compliance Concerns

Cybersecurity is a top compliance concern according to a survey of compliance professionals conducted by Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics … [Read more...]

EHR

Anticipate Health IT Changes in Order for Labs to Participate in Payment Reform, Coordinated Care

Health care reimbursement is quickly moving from the fee-for-service model to value-based payment and coordinated care among providers. This change may affect labs significantly because to get in on … [Read more...]


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