HIPAA Privacy

Selected news for the healthcare topic - HIPAA Privacy, collected since 10/2017. Recent stories appear in Physicians Weekly and thedoctorspost.com. This healthcare topic shares news with Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, COVID-19, Healthcare Compliance and dozens of others.

Please provide a valid email address.

Selected Headlines

Date Headline (link) Source Relevant Snippet
4/12/2021 Weighing the Impact Physicians Weekly ... the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), they rest with an independent Institute of Medicine (IOM) panel studying the issue. In 2003, the President’s Cancer Panel called for a re-examination of HIPAA Privacy Provisions on clinical research; these concerns were raised again in the Panel’s 2005 to 2006 Annual Report, Assessing Progress, Advancing Change. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is playing an active role ...
4/12/2021 Weighing the Impact thedoctorspost.com ... the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), they rest with an independent Institute of Medicine (IOM) panel studying the issue. In 2003, the President’s Cancer Panel called for a re-examination of HIPAA Privacy Provisions on clinical research; these concerns were raised again in the Panel’s 2005 to 2006 Annual Report, Assessing Progress, Advancing Change.The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is playing an active role ...
4/8/2021 There's still time … Extension of the Public Comment Period for Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule — Deadline, May 6, 2021 conciergemedicinetoday.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2021Contact: HHS Press Office 202-690-6343 Extension of the Public Comment Period for Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule ...
4/6/2021 HHS Issues Proposed Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule hrp.net HHS Issues Proposed Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule HHS Issues Proposed Changes to the HIPAA Privacy RuleOn Dec. 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule that would make certain changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. The proposed changes are intended to: Support individuals’ engagement in their care; Remove barriers to coordinated care; and Reduce ...
4/6/2021 Telemedicine, Texting, and TCPA: Telephone Consumer Protection Act Update natlawreview.com ... automatically dial a telephone number.Digital health companies still have to comply with other applicable patient and consumer protection laws, including no texts or calls to number on do-not-call lists, and the HIPAA privacy and security rules, particularly with respect to text messages (and emails) containing unencrypted patient protected health information. Telemedicine and remote patient monitoring companies will have an easier time engaging with their patients via text ...
4/6/2021 Information Blocking Is Over – How Will It Affect Your Organization? luxsci.com ... of electronic health information.There are many ways information can be “blocked,” but the term broadly refers to improperly restricting access to private health information. Information blocking can sometimes occur by misapplying the HIPAA Privacy Rule, but it is not always intentional. Poorly designed IT systems can also prevent patients from accessing important health information. A Brief Background on Information BlockingCongress passed the 21 st Century Cures Act ...
3/30/2021 New Jersey plastic surgery provider pays $30K to settle HIPAA case Becker's Hospital Review New Jersey plastic surgery provider pays $30K to settle HIPAA case Hannah Mitchell - Print EmailVillage Plastic Surgery has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a potential violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule's Right of Access standard.The Office of Civil Rights said in a March 26 news release that a complaint was filed against the Ridgewood, N.J.-based plastic surgery provider in September 2019. The complaint alleged Village Plastic ...
3/29/2021 FAQs on Telemedicine and HIPAA During the Public Health Emergency natlawreview.com ... of Civil Rights (OCR), which issued a notice that it will allow health care providers to use widely-available communications software without fear of violating HIPAA, even if the software does not meet the HIPAA privacy and security requirements. This enforcement discretion allows a covered entity to deliver care via “non-public facing” audio or video communication technology. OCR has provided a set of Frequently Asked Questions on Telemedicine ...
3/29/2021 FAQs on Telemedicine and HIPAA During the Public Health Emergency jdsupra.com ... of Civil Rights (OCR), which issued a notice that it will allow health care providers to use widely-available communications software without fear of violating HIPAA, even if the software does not meet the HIPAA privacy and security requirements. This enforcement discretion allows a covered entity to deliver care via “non-public facing” audio or video communication technology.OCR has provided a set of Frequently Asked Questions on Telemedicine ...
3/28/2021 OCR Settles Seventeenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative mychesco.com ... settlement of an enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. OCR announced this initiative to support individuals’ right to timely access to their health records at a reasonable cost under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.The Arbour, Inc., doing business as Arbour Hospital (“Arbour”), has agreed to take corrective actions and pay $65,000 to settle a potential violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s right of access ...
3/26/2021 OCR Settles Eighteenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative justtherealnews.com ... settlement of an enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. OCR announced this initiative to support individuals’ right to timely access of their health records at a reasonable cost under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.Village Plastic Surgery (“VPS”) has agreed to take corrective actions and pay $30,000 to settle a potential violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s right of access standard. VPS is located in ...
3/26/2021 OCR Settles Eighteenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative hhs.gov ... eighteenth settlement of an enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. OCR announced this initiative to support individuals' right to timely access of their health records at a reasonable cost under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.Village Plastic Surgery ("VPS") has agreed to take corrective actions and pay $30,000 to settle a potential violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule's right of access standard. VPS is located in New Jersey ...
3/25/2021 A Step-by-Step Guide to HIPAA Compliance cascadebusnews.com ... of HIPAA, to develop a series of guidelines and standards. In addition, the HHS developed two decrees to ensure these new guidelines and standards were clear and effective. Today, they are known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule. The HIPAA Security RuleThe HIPAA Security Rule was created in order to define the exact stipulations required to safeguard electronically Protected Health Information (ePHI). In other words ...
3/24/2021 More Time for Comments hipaasecurenow.com ... of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that there would be a 45-day extension of the comment period for the public with regard to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on modifying the HIPAA Privacy Rule that was originally posted in December of 2020. What does that mean in “normal” terms? The public has until May 6, 2021, to submit comments on the topic.The notification announced proposed ...
3/24/2021 Massachusetts hospital settles HIPAA violation for $65K Becker's Hospital Review Massachusetts hospital settles HIPAA violation for $65K Jackie Drees - Print EmailJamaica Plain, Mass.-based Arbour Hospital has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a potential violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule's Right of Access standard.The Office of Civil Rights issued the settlement March 24 under its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative, which requires providers to give patients copies of their health records quickly and at a reasonable cost ...
3/24/2021 Report: Some Members of Lakers Org. Expected to Get COVID-19 Vaccine This Week | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights bleacherreport.com ... are expected to join other NBA teams in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Per ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski , members of the Lakers are expected to be vaccinated this week. The report noted HIPAA privacy laws prevent the Lakers from specifying which players or staff members will receive the vaccine. The New Orleans Pelicans were the first NBA team to announce members of the organization received their first dose ...
3/22/2021 Health And Human Services Extends Comment Deadline For Proposed Rule On HIPAA Privacy To May 6, 2021 jdsupra.com March 22, 2021 Health And Human Services Extends Comment Deadline For Proposed Rule On HIPAA Privacy To May 6, 2021 Embed To embed, copy and paste the code into your website or blog: iframe src="//www.jdsupra.com/post/contentViewerEmbed.aspx?fid=c3c1147d-a568-477a-bd8f-cdb652b3926e" width="100%" height="620" frameborder="1" style="border: 2px solid ccc; overflow-x:hidden !important; overflow:hidden;" scrolling="auto" /iframe You may recall on December 10, 2020 ...
3/22/2021 HHS extends public comment period for HIPAA Privacy Rule modifications blr.com HHS extends public comment period for HIPAA Privacy Rule modifications By DecisionHealth Staff Mar 22, 2021 Home HealthThe Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced on March 9 a 45-day extension for the public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the HIPAA Privacy Rule.The NPRM was first published in the Federal Register on January 21. At the time, individuals had 60 days to ...
3/19/2021 Comment Deadline for Proposed Rule on HIPAA Privacy Extended to May 6, 2021 bytebacklaw.com Husch Blackwell’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal Resource Comment Deadline for Proposed Rule on HIPAA Privacy Extended to May 6, 2021 Posted in HIPAA , UncategorizedAs an update to our previous post , HHS announced that the deadline to submit comments on their proposed rule to revise HIPAA regulations was extended until May 6, 2021. Changes contemplated by the proposed rule involve relaxing certain privacy standards, strengthening individuals’ rights ...
3/16/2021 More Time for Filing Comments on Proposed HIPAA Changes jdsupra.com ... ccc; overflow-x:hidden !important; overflow:hidden;" scrolling="auto" /iframe The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced a 45-day extension of the comment period for proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The deadline for submitting comments now has been pushed from March 22, 2021, to May 6, 2021.If adopted, the changes would impact many aspects of HIPAA compliance. We urge covered entities and ...