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10 Requirements and Prohibitions the OCR can Enforce of Business Associates under HIPAA Rules

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) just recently issued a fact sheet that explains all requirements a business associate can be held directly liable for under HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Enforcement Rules (HIPAA...

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A Reminder of the Importance of an SRA - Nearly 20 Million Patients Affected by Billing Contractor Breach!

Between August 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019, a recent data breach from Quest Diagnostics was reported May 2019 after an estimated 11.9 million patient's financial data, social security numbers and other medical information was accessed...

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Settlements Ranging From $31K  to $650K for No BAA!

A Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is not optional. If you have a vendor who performs certain functions or activities involving protected health information (PHI), you must have a signed BAA in place. Recently the U.S. Department of Health and...

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