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Wellpoint to pay $1.7 million to settle potential HIPAA violations

The managed care company WellPoint Inc. has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1.7 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.  This case sends an important message to

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Shasta Regional Medical Center Settles HIPAA Security Case for $275,000

Shasta Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has agreed to a comprehensive corrective action plan to settle an investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) about potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and will pay a $275,000 monetary

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Idaho State University (ISU) has agreed to pay $400,000 to HHS

Idaho State University (ISU) has agreed to pay $400,000 to the U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule. This settlement involves the breach of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI) of 17,500

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HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule is Here …

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a new rule to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The final omnibus rule greatly enhances a patient’s privacy protections, provides

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HHS issues letter to providers on disclosures under HIPAA privacy to avert threats to health or safety

HHS has recently issued letter to providers on disclosures to avert threats to health or safety Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule does not prevent your ability to disclose necessary information about a patient to law enforcement, family members of the patient, or other

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Healthcare IT Sales & Marketing Consultant

Job Description This is a commission driven position with unlimited earning potential. The individual will be responsible for developing new business and managing existing accounts, prospecting for new business/lead generation, business development , targeting key accounts, building relationships with new clients, setting appointments and uncovering new opportunities

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Former Owners of Medical Billing Practice, Pathology Groups Agree to Pay $140,000 to Settle Claims that Patients’ Health Information was Disposed of at Georgetown Dump

Defendants Agree to Take Additional Steps to Prevent Future Data Security Violations Former owners of a Marblehead-based medical billing practice and four pathology groups have agreed to collectively pay $140,000, settling allegations that sensitive medical records and confidential billing information for tens of thousands of Massachusetts patients

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HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients

The Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) $50,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule.  This is the first settlement involving a breach of unprotected

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Protected: Top EHR Security Best Practices

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Massachusetts provider settles HIPAA case for $1.5 million

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. (collectively referred to as “MEEI”) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) $1.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

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