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Important Lessons from the HIPAA Audits Industry Report from OCR

There are important lessons for covered entities and business associates in the 2016-2017 HIPAA Audits Industry Report the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) just released. The report is based on their findings from a review of selected covered...

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Mixed Reaction to Changes in Conversion Factor and E/M Visit Codes for 2021

The 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has received mixed reactions from healthcare organizations. The downward adjustment of the conversion factor for Calendar Year (CY)...

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OCR Announces the Twelfth HIPAA Right of Access Settlement

As we mentioned in a previous article, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will continue to make the Right of Access Initiative a priority. According to a recent announcement, OCR has settled its twelfth enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of...

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Maintaining a Culture of Compliance During Uncertain Times

To say 2020 has been a challenging year for healthcare organizations would be quite an understatement! Yet, for the most part, healthcare organizations throughout the country have handled these challenges impressively well, as demonstrated in...

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HHS Proposes Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule as Part of the Continued Effort to Improve Patient Care and Eliminate Unnecessary Regulatory Barriers

On December 10th, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to support individuals'...

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Summary of Provisions in Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule that is said to...

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