News-At-A-Glance: First HIPAA Settlement for Not Having Policies and Procedures:

Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. (APDerm) of Concord, Mass., agreed to a $150,000 settlement with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to resolve potential … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives: Direct Patient Access to Laboratory Test Reports: 10 Things a Lab Should Know About the Final Rule

On Feb. 6, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Office for Civil Rights finalized the Patients’ Access to Test Reports final … [Read more...]

One More Threat to Consider With a HIPAA Breach in Your Laboratory

An Illinois court recently granted a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit that resulted from a Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) breach of protected health information … [Read more...]

When It Comes to HIPAA Security, Trust No One

A Huntsville, Ala., laboratory learned the hard way that it must take whatever steps necessary to ensure its business associates are complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability … [Read more...]

News-At-A-Glance: LabMD vs. FTC Update

One more step has been taken toward a resolution in this ongoing HIPAA security case where LabMD, a cancer screening laboratory that is now out of business, has challenged the Federal Trade … [Read more...]

News-At-A-Glance: HIPAA Privacy in Emergencies

n a November bulletin in response to the Ebola outbreak, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is seeking to ensure that violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) do … [Read more...]