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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OCR Releases Updated HIPAA Audit Protocol and Business Associate Listing Template

OCR Releases Updated HIPAA Audit Protocol and Business Associate Listing Template

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently updated the audit protocol that it will be using to assess Covered Entities’ and Business Associate’s compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy, security, and breach notification rules.

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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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