Compliance & Legal

Hands on a keyboard with data on a screen
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am September 29, 2020
The breach at the health plan, which affected 10.4 million people, was the second largest to hit healthcare at the time. Five years later, Premera is making the second-biggest payment ever to settle a HIPAA case.
Provider wearing PPE and running COVID-19 test
By Kat Jercich 05:02 pm September 25, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may follow through on threats to revoke federal Medicare funding for hospitals that don't meet COVID-19 patient data requirements, reported NPR this week.
Woman looking at VPN on her phone
By Kat Jercich 04:26 pm September 24, 2020
CHSPSC, a Tennessee-based management company that provides IT and services to providers indirectly owned by Community Health Systems, agreed this week to settle for potential HIPAA violations.
By Kat Jercich 12:50 pm September 18, 2020
OCR announced five more enforcement actions this week under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative, which supports patients' ability to access their medical records.
By Healthcare IT News 11:27 am September 18, 2020
HIMSS Senior Director of Federal and State Affairs Jeff Coughlin joins the editors for a wide-ranging discussion of the new rules.
By Kat Jercich 03:03 pm September 17, 2020
With compliance requirements for ONC's info blocking rule just around the corner, a poll from Pew Charitable Trusts finds a big appetite for patient access, and widespread support for providers to do better information sharing between EHR systems. 

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By Kat Jercich 03:08 pm September 15, 2020
The stakeholder coalition warned of the potential consequences if telehealth is not safeguarded before the public health emergency ends.

Peggy O'Kane, president of the NCQA

By Kat Jercich 02:01 pm September 15, 2020
Its recommendations include lifting limitations on originating sites, allowing telehealth for various types of conditions and reinstating the HIPAA provisions temporarily lifted during the public health emergency.
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am September 14, 2020
Attorneys from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP have put together a resource to help providers navigate the requirements of ONC's 21st Century Cures regs as the Nov. 2 due date approaches.
By Kat Jercich 10:05 am September 11, 2020
According to the plaintiff's lawyer, HealthAlliance Hospital's Broadway campus directed her to the vendor when she asked for electronic copies of his patient records.