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HIPAA Liability Not Limited to Federal Violations
Court signals federal HIPAA violations do not prevent claimants from bringing a state common-law suit; cautions physicians on the extent of practice liability.
State Law HIPAA Claims Not Preempted by Federal HIPAA
State HIPAA laws typically work in tandem with federal rulings. And, in the case of legal action, related state statutes are found to apply.
HIPAA Compliance: 3 Changes to Patient Rights
At the MGMA 2014 conference, attendees learned about key elements of HIPAA compliance they may be overlooking. Many have to do with changes to patient rights.
Preparing for a HIPAA Audit: Tips and Resources
The HIPAA audit program under the Office for Civil Rights is expanding and changing. Is your practice prepared?
HHS Report Identifies Security Lapses for Exchanges
Broader definition of personal identifiable information requires medical practices to review HIPAA compliance and adhere to security policies.
HIPAA Violations for Noncompliance, Not Just Breaches
Even if your practice does not suffer a HIPAA breach of confidential patient data, being noncompliant can land you in hot water as well.
Top 5 Reasons Physicians Give for Avoiding Social Media
Physician and social media expert Russell Faust describes the top obstacles preventing doctors from utilizing social media as a tool for their medical practice.
Get Red Flags Ready
Here are a few tools and resources to get you started in understanding and complying with the FTC's new Red Flags identity theft rule.
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