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An Increase of Domestic Violence Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year the coronavirus pandemic has made everyone vulnerable to the dangers of the virus and to an increased risk of domestic abuse and neglect stemming from stay-at-home orders,...

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OCR Demonstrates the Seriousness of Adhering to the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

OCR Settles Eighth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative On October 7th, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Dignity Health, while doing business at St....

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How to be Prepared for this Year's Influenza Season During the Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic

The leaves are beginning to change and drop, school is in session (virtually, in-person, or a combination of the two), and the temperature outside is starting to cool down. We have officially made it to Autumn, which includes everything pumpkin...

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"We are Fine! Hurricane Sally is Not Coming Our Direction."

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, the fire season impacting states like Oregon and California, and a busy hurricane season, this has been a remarkable year...

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HHS Announcement: New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

On October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Trump administration is providing $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding. "HHS has worked to ensure that all American...

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HIPAA Business Associate Pays $2.3 Million to Settle Breach Affecting Protected Health Information of Over 6 Million Individuals

CHSPSC LLC, ("CHSPSC") has agreed to pay $2,300,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance...

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