HHS: Ransomware Attacks Likely HIPAA Breaches in Absence of Encryption

HHS: Ransomware Attacks Likely HIPAA Breaches in Absence of Encryption

On July 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a Fact Sheet that provides guidance on (i) how HIPAA Security Rule compliance can assist health care organizations combat ransomware attacks, and (ii) the applicability of HIPAA’s Breach Notification Rule to ransomware attacks.

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Major Changes to Nondiscrimination Requirements Under ACA Effective Soon: Are Covered Entities Ready?

Major Changes to Nondiscrimination Requirements Under ACA Effective Soon: Are Covered Entities Ready?

The HHS Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) published a final rule May 18, 2016, broadening the nondiscrimination requirements applicable to all health programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance from HHS, those administered by HHS, and Health Insurance Marketplaces.

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