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HIPAA COMPLIANCE

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Proposed HIPAA Changes Promise to Improve Health Care Delivery

The Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed changes to strengthen patients’ rights to access their own health information, improve care coordination, and reduce regulatory burdens.
Forty-five percent of patients reported receiving an incorrect healthcare bill.

Take Patients’ Records Requests Seriously

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has levied big fines against medical organizations who failed to adhere to HIPAA requirements to release medical records to patients at their request.
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What to Do When Vendors Fail

NRC Health, a software and patient satisfaction survey provider holding data from more than 25 million patients, was locked out of its computer system in February because of a ransomware attack. When a breach like this occurs, the fault (at least in the eyes of the federal Office for Civil Rights [OCR]) tends to land…
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