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Medical Privacy Ramifications Of Hurricane Harvey – HHS Issues: Limited Waiver of HIPAA Privacy Rule Protections; and Bulletin Addressing HIPAA Rules in Emergency Situations

In response to the tragic fallout from Hurricane Harvey, an unprecedented storm that decimated the city of Houston and a large swath of the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public he… Read More
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FTC Reminds Us That HHS’s Office for Civil Rights Not Only One Watching Medical Privacy

Seasons greetings from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Yesterday, the FTC published its Agreement Containing Consent Order and attendant press release regarding its settlement with a medical billing company (PaymentsMD) and the company CEO for al… Read More
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HHS Releases HIPAA Security Rule Risk Assessment Tool

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and Office of the General Counsel (OGC), have released their Security Risk Assessment (SRA… Read More
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