Reflections On HIPAA Protections and Permissions in the Wake of the Orlando Tragedy

By | HIPAA, HITECH & HIT | June 14, 2016
Reflections On HIPAA Protections and Permissions in the Wake of the Orlando Tragedy

My heart goes out to any family member trying desperately to get news about a loved one in the hours and days following an individual or widespread tragedy, irrespective of whether it was triggered by an act of nature, an act of terrorism, or any other violent, unanticipated, life-taking event.

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OCR Provides Educational Tools About Individuals’ Rights to Their Health Information Under HIPAA

By | Safe & Sound | June 13, 2016
OCR Provides Educational Tools About Individuals’ Rights to Their Health Information Under HIPAA

Covered entities and business associates should expect an increased number of individuals asking about their rights to access their health information given several consumer-friendly tools recently released by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

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OCR Clarifies “Reasonable, Cost-Based” Fee Calculations for Access to Medical Records

OCR Clarifies “Reasonable, Cost-Based” Fee Calculations for Access to Medical Records

By couching its position in an individual’s right to access protected health information (PHI), beginning on January 7, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance to covered entities clarifying access to PHI set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). §45 C.F.R. 164.524.

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