Last week, HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation published a Report offering health plan enrollment data for the state-based insurance marketplaces authorized by the Affordable Care Act (“Marketplaces”).
The OIG has released its “Compendium of Priority Recommendations,” which lists 25 priority issues for which the OIG has open recommendation and that, if implemented, would best protect the integrity of HHS programs.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently released a jointly developed tool designed to assist small and medium sized practices (one to ten healthcare providers) in conducting security risk assessments (the “SRA Tool”).
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR), recently released a security risk assessment tool (SRA Tool) to assist entities in complying with the HIPAA Security Rule.
To combat new risks associated with rapidly evolving health information technology, HIPAA and HITECH provide standards for the privacy of protected health information (PHI), the security of electronic protected health information (ePHI) and breach notification to individuals.
HHS Guidance Clarifies That Insurance Companies Must Make Available Health Insurance Coverage for Same-Sex Spouses
On March 14, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance clarifying the final regulations implementing Section 2702 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA).
Monday Morning Regulatory Review &ndash: Debit Card Fees Revival; Contractors & Disability Data Analyses; Mathematics& Law; Food Safety Slip; & Obamacare Slide
This column changes each and every week as the moving parts of regulatory law shift.
A release and a blog post from the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) on Friday announced that starting in 2015, health insurance companies will be required to offer coverage to same-sex spouses if they offer coverage for opposite-sex spouses.