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Idaho Hospice pays $ 50,000 for losing fewer than 500 patient records

  January 2, 2013 -- Today the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced that it had accepted a $ 50,000 resolution agreement with Hospice […]

HIPAA Enforcer previews 2013

Leon Rodriguez, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR,) said his office has an "inventory" of ongoing investigations that he expects will conclude with […]

Need Help Meeting the Meaningful Use Risk Analysis Deadline?

The 90-day reporting period for EHR Meaningful Use is winding down. The reporting period ends December 31, 2012, and Medicare Eligible Professionals have until February 28, 2013 to submit their […]

HIPAA Enforcement TAKES OFF!

No one thought that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would go after a small medical practice until a 5-doctor cardiac practice in Phoenix paid a $ […]

Meaningful Use Audits to begin

Some physicians who have received a meaningful use incentive check for adopting electronic health records may have received another piece of mail recently from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

Mass. Eye & Ear Hospital pays $1.5 million HIPAA penalty for stolen laptop

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates Inc. (collectively referred to as “MEEI”) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]

Alaska pays $1.7 million HIPAA penalty for lost hard drive

Alaska settles HIPAA security case for $1,700,000 The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) $1,700,000 […]

HHS settles case with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery for lack of HIPAA safeguards

Phoenix Cardiac Surgery, P.C., of Phoenix and Prescott, Arizona, has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a $100,000 settlement and take corrective action to […]

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