Failure to Have a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Results in $750,000 Fine

By | Louisiana Law Blog | May 2, 2016
Failure to Have a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Results in $750,000 Fine

On April 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), entered into a $750,000 settlement with a North Carolina orthopaedic clinic arising from the clinic’s disclosure of x-ray films and related protected health information of 17,300 patients to an entity that was engaged by the clinic to transfer x-ray images to electronic media.

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Healthcare Providers, Health Plans, & Health Insurers – Are You Ready? HIPAA Phase 2 Audits Have Begun

By | Benefits Law Insider | April 22, 2016

Attention health care providers – both individuals and group practices – as well as health insurers, HMOs, self-funded health plans, clinics, nursing homes, pharmacies and other covered business entities – start checking your inboxes or your spam folders today:  Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program is here

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Not a Check-the-Box Exercise: Failure to Have Signed BAA Results in Substantial Fine

By | Health Law Rx | April 21, 2016

A group practice that was the victim of a silver-harvesting scam has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) $750,000 to settle charges that it released protected health information (“PHI”) of its patients to a third party vendor without first obtaining a written business associate agreement.

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Government Issues New Tool to Help Mobile App Developers Identify Applicable Federal Laws

By | Of Digital Interest | April 20, 2016
Government Issues New Tool to Help Mobile App Developers Identify Applicable Federal Laws

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) released an interactive tool (entitled the “Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool”) that is intended to help developers identify the federal law(s) that apply to apps that collect, create and share consumer information, including health information.

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