The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) issued new guidance regarding the HIPAA Privacy Rule and its relationship to mental health information disclosures (“Guidance”).
Skagit County, Washington, has agreed to settle potential violations of the privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), according to an announcement by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on Friday.
My partner Elizabeth Litten and I were interviewed by Marla Durben Hirsch for her recent article in Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “Evaluate Relationships Before Signing Business Associate Agreements.”
Triple-S Management Corp. (“Triple-S”), a Puerto Rico-based health insurer, has been fined $6.8 million by the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (“PRHIA”) following a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) breach by its subsidiary, Triple-S Salud Inc. (“TSS”), involving more than 13,000 beneficiaries.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced on February 24 that it is seeking information about conducting a pre-audit survey.
Triple-S Management Corporation reported in the 8-K it recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that its health insurance subsidiary, Triple-S Salud, Inc. (“Triple S”), which is Puerto Rico’s largest health insurer, will be fined $6.8 million for a data breach that occurred in September 2013.
HHS has issued new guidance addressing when it is appropriate under the HIPAA Privacy Rule for a health care provider to share the protected health information of a patient who is being treated for a mental health condition.
On February 18, Puerto Rican insurer Triple S Salud revealed that it will face a $6.8 million fine for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).
Recently, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) published a Breach Risk Assessment Issue Brief for stakeholders to use in analyzing whether a breach of protected health information (PHI) has occurred under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
On December 26, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that a covered entity agreed to settle HHS’s investigation of HIPAA violations for $150,000 and implementation of corrective action.