Compliance & Legal

OCR investigating Banner Health

Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:34 pm March 21, 2018
The Arizona health system is cooperating with the investigation but expects to receive negative findings and a potential fine.
HIPAA compliance GDPR privacy law in Europe
By Jessica Davis 09:31 am March 21, 2018
By May 25, U.S. providers caring for EU patients will need to brush up on consent forms, data sharing and privacy monitoring because the General Data Protection Regulation is tougher than HIPAA.
 Elizabeth Holmes charged by SEC with ‘massive fraud’
By Jessica Davis 02:21 pm March 14, 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of scandal-ridden startup Theranos, with “massive fraud.”
Health Net cybersecurity

HealthNet headquarters in Gold River, California. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 08:39 am February 23, 2018
While the insurer complied with the initial rounds of audits, Office of Personnel Management officials said it soon became clear Health Net didn’t intend to fully comply.
Supreme Court rejects CareFirst bid to review breach case
By Jessica Davis 04:47 pm February 21, 2018
The case heads back to a lower court where CareFirst faces a class action lawsuit from patients impacted by a 2014 breach of the insurance company.
veterans affairs secretary David Shulkin

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD. Credit: Veterans Affairs

By Jessica Davis 02:47 pm February 14, 2018
A report found David Shulkin, MD, also improperly accepted tickets to Wimbledon during his summer trip to Europe, but the secretary calls the report inaccurate and biased.
By Jessica Davis 04:16 pm February 08, 2018
Passed unanimously by the House, the bill would require the Department of Health Professions Director to annually review the controlled substance prescribing patterns of providers.
Epic EHR
By Bernie Monegain 04:34 pm February 07, 2018
Florida District Court Judge said the plaintiff is lacking facts to backup the allegations that a glitch in Epic electronic health record software caused hundreds of millions of dollars in overbilling.
Texas Hospital Association Clearwater Compliance

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, is one of many Texas Hospital Association members.

By Mike Miliard 04:09 pm February 05, 2018
The firm will help Lone Star State hospitals do risk assessments and manage OCR audits.
HHS breach

Credit: Fresenius Medical Care North America

By Jessica Davis 02:53 pm February 01, 2018
The first enforcement settlement of the year follows an OCR investigation of Fresenius Medical that began in 2013.

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