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Business Associates: Top 5 Q&A

Top Five Business Associate Questions and Answers When the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) was enacted in 2009, business associates were added to the list of those who were responsible for...

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HHS Announces Provider Relief Fund Reporting Update - Amending Reporting Timeline

On January 15th, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced that it would be amending the reporting timeline for the Provider Relief Fund Program (PRF)...

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$5.1 Million Settlement - Serves as a Reminder of the Importance of Conducting a SRA

On January 15, 2021, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Excellus Health Plan, Inc., has agreed to pay $5.1 million and implement a corrective action plan to settle potential...

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OCR Announces Fourteenth Settlement of Enforcement Action for Right of Access Initiative

The new year brings forth another settlement action for violating the HIPAA Privacy Rule's Right of Access Initiative. "This first resolution of the year signals that our Right of Access Initiative is still going strong and that providers of...

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Don't Take the Bait! Increase your Organization’s Cybersecurity Awareness

Organizations everywhere must be aware of the disturbing trend that happens alongside public health emergencies - the increased risk of more frequent cyberattacks! Last year was quite remarkable for the healthcare industry, between all things...

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7 Tips for Working from Home in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many organizations, especially healthcare organizations, scrambling to set up and implement remote working opportunities worldwide. But, just as fast as organizations set up work from home opportunities,...

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