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HHS Adjusts HIPAA and Other Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation
HIPAA Breach Notification Failure Leads to $2 Million Settlement
[Opinion] Some Reminders on How HIPAA Works
[Guidance Overview] Annual Adjustment Leads to Uncertainty in HIPAA Penalty Maximums
[Guidance Overview] HHS Increases Civil Money Penalties for HIPAA Noncompliance, Effective November 5, 2019
Jackson Health System Slammed With $2.15 Million Penalty for Privacy Breaches
Social Media Disclosure of NFL Player's PHI Leads to $2.15 Million in HIPAA Penalties
New $2.15 Million OCR Penalty Shows Risks of HIPAA Violations
Disclosure of Patients' PHI on Yelp Leads to $10,000 HIPAA Settlement
[Guidance Overview] Genetic Testing May Include 'Medical Expenses' for Purposes of FSA Reimbursement
[Guidance Overview] Health Sector Does Not Completely Avoid the CCPA by HIPAA Exemption (4 Months to Go)
[Guidance Overview] Applying the California Consumer Privacy Act to Health Care: The HIPAA Exemption, Exercise Apps, and Marketing Data
Business Associates' Use of Information for Their Own Purposes
OCR Recognizes Insider Threats to HIPAA PHI, You Should Too
Recent Fines Illustrate Importance of Third-Party Vendor HIPAA Compliance
Health Plan Notifies Members of Privacy Incident Involving Participant Information
Average Cost of Healthcare Data Breaches: $6.5 Million
State Attorneys General Secure $10 Million Settlement in Multistate HIPAA Data Breach Lawsuit
Ransomware Calls HIPAA Into Play (PDF)
HIPAA-Regulated Entities Take Notice: States are Teaming Up on Enforcement
HHS Addresses Health Plan Uses and Disclosures of PHI and Care Coordination
Top Compliance Issues for 2020 Health and Fringe Benefit Planning
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS FAQs: HIPAA and Health Plans -- Uses and Disclosures for Care Coordination and Continuity of Care
HHS Fact Sheet Provides Reminder of HIPAA Liability for Business Associates (PDF)
HIPAA Breach Settles for $1M in First Settlement Involving State Attorneys General
HIPAA Guidance and Enforcement: A New Alignment?
[Guidance Overview] OCR Clarifies Direct Liability of Business Associates Under HIPAA
[Official Guidance] Text of HHS Fact Sheet: Direct Liability of Business Associates
Insecure Server Affects PHI of 300,000 Individuals, Leading to $3 Million Settlement
Fact Check: Did the ACA Create Preexisting Condition Protections for People in Employer Plans?
[Guidance Overview] Health Apps and HIPAA: Recent FAQs Highlight Importance of Covered Entities and Business Associates Scrutinizing their Relationships with App Developers
Can You Afford Not to Investigate a Security Incident?
Despite Increased Awareness and Employee Training, Ransomware Is Still the Healthcare Industry's No. 1 Threat
HHS Reduces Most Maximum Annual Civil Monetary Penalties for Violations of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules
[Guidance Overview] HHS FAQs Make Clear that Most Healthcare, Fitness Tracker, and Wellness Apps Are Not Covered by HIPAA
$3 Million OCR Touchstone Settlement Warns Health Plans of Perils of HIPAA Violations
[Guidance Overview] OCR Reduces HIPAA Penalties and Clarifies Liability for Transferring ePHI to Third-Party Health Apps
HHS Guidance Clarifies HIPAA Liability with Use of Third-Party Health Apps
[Guidance Overview] HHS Changes Course on Limits for HIPAA Civil Money Penalties
[Official Guidance] Text of HHS Notification of Enforcement Discretion Regarding HIPAA Civil Money Penalties
Slack Files to Go Public, Aims to Act as HIPAA Business Associate
For HIPAA and Covered Entities and Business Associates: OCR Discussion of Advanced Persistent Threats and Zero Day Vulnerabilities (PDF)
Two Recent HIPAA Breach Cases Highlight Importance of Compliant Business Associate Agreement
California's Data Privacy Law Excepts HIPAA-Covered Group Health Plans
[Official Guidance] CMS Announces HIPAA Compliance Review Program
Amazon Alexa Now HIPAA-Compliant, Allows Secure Access to Data
Court Allows Patients to Pursue Claims Premised on Excessive Fees to Access PHI
What Can We Learn From 2018's Record-High HIPAA Penalties?
OCR Report to Congress on HIPAA Compliance for 2015-2017 (PDF)
Server Vulnerabilities Affect PHI of 60,000 Individuals and Lead to $3 Million Settlement
Court Dismisses Most Claims for Damages Arising From Large Data Breach
Navigating Telehealth Benefits Compliance Issues
March 1 Deadline Approaching to Submit Data Breach Reports
2018 Was a Record Year in HIPAA Enforcement
Identifying a HIPAA Privacy or Security Breach (PDF)
Record-Setting 2018 Enforcement Show Need for Proactive Health Plan HIPAA Compliance
First Multistate HIPAA Data Breach Lawsuit May Signal Increased State Interest in Data Security Enforcement
Deadline Approaching to Submit Comments on Potential Updates to HIPAA in Response to Agency Request for Information
HIPAA Settlements Highlight Importance of Business Associate Contracts
HHS Requests Public Input on Potential Changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules
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