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) […]

HIPAA Advice

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 […]

Cybersecurity

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, […]

HIPAA Updates

Case Against Advocate Health Dismissed

An Illinois a class action lawsuit that arose from the Massive HIPAA breach affecting the healthcare provider last August has been thrown out by circuit court in Kane County. The incident possibly exposed the data […]

HIPAA Updates

Home Diabetes Test Causes Data Issue

On 26th September, Lori Stein attended Cotton-O’Neil Diabetes and Endocrinology Center in Topeka and met with an endocrinologist for an appointment. Lori Stein´s checkup was standard in order to monitor her diabetes, but during her consultation she […]

HIPAA Updates

Nurses Flock to BYOD Schemes

In a recent report from Spyglass Consulting, it is not just doctors who are signing up to medical BYOD schemes; nurses too are now registering and 69% of those polled said they bring their own […]

HIPAA Updates

Idaho State University Hit with Breach Penalty

The accidental disclosure of electronic Protected Health Information stored on one of Idaho State University’s servers has led to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has issuing a large fine. The […]