HIPAA Updates

ICD-10 Transition: WEDI Issues New Resources

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has developed two new resources to help groupsput in place the new ICD-10 codes required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The new resources, ICD-10 State […]

HIPAA Updates

HIPAA HPID Use Opposed American Hospital Association

This week, the Vice President and Deputy Director of the American Hospital Association (AHA) sent a correspondence to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMMS) revealing concern over the implementation of Health Plan Identification numbers (HPIDs) […]

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Penalties of HIPAA Violations Explained

In order to safeguard the Protected Health Information (PHI) of patients, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 placed a number of requirements on HIPAA-Covered Entities (CEs) . Furthermore, the act strictly controls […]

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The Use of E-Signatures Under HIPAA Rules

The following article considers the use, benefits and disadvantages of e-signatures in the healthcare industry, and whether they are compliant with HIPAA rules. The increasing utilisation of digital signatures in the healthcare industry increases the […]

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How Much Does HIPAA Non-Compliance Cost?

The Security Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) reqiores that all covered bodies put in place the appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to keep PHI secure. Failure to […]

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23rd National HIPAA Summit Next Week

Government department heads and industry leaders will be attending the 23rd National HIPAA Summit to give updates on the work that has been completed in the last year and to provide information on new legislation […]

HIPAA Updates

Aventura Hospital Damages Lawsuit Filed

The Aventura HIPAA breach, discovered in June 2014, has lead to a lawsuit being filed by a patient of the hospital, according to a Courthouse News Service report. The lawsuit was taken by Aventura patient, Kellie Lynn Case, […]