Posts Tagged ‘health insurance’

OCR draft guidelines for security risk analysis

Image by veeliam via Flickr The Health & Human Services Department published draft guidance to help healthcare providers and payers figure out what is expected of them in doing a risk analysis of their protected patient health information. The security rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that providers, payment plans […]

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Healthcare ID theft may rise with digital records

By Margaret Collins BLOOMBERG NEWS Sierra Morgan was billed $12,000 on her health care credit card in November for liposuction, a procedure she never requested or received. “It’s depressing to know that someone used my name and knows so much about me,” said Morgan, 31, a respiratory therapist from Modesto, Calif. There were more than […]

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HIPAA and business associate

How ARRA and HITECH provisions affect HIPAA compliance AIS reported taht the new HITECH Act requires hospitals, providers, health plans and other HIPAA covered entities (CEs) to meet a February 2010 deadline for revising their business associate (BA) agreements. New language in BA amendments should require BAs to comply with (a) the HIPAA Security Rule,(b) […]

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