From the Desk of Matt Fisher – ICYMI
By Matt Fisher, Esq
Host of Healthcare de Jure – #HCdeJure
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Paying for a HIPAA Breach: Cyber Insurance Covering
A $2.3 million HIPAA settlement by 21st Century Oncology from mid-December 2017 seemed to mostly fly under the radar. A combination of events seems to have helped push the low profile, namely lack of an announcement by the Office for Civil Rights and an unfamiliar venue for approving the settlement, Bankruptcy Court. Instead of an OCR press release, the settlement was buried in a Department of Justice press release, since 21st Century Oncology also settled major fraud allegations. As a result, the fraud took the headlines. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
A Year of Uncertainty: Healthcare in Flux
Healthcare experienced a large degree of uncertainty and fluctuation in 2017. Almost no day passed without news of action or activity impacting the industry. All of the back and forth left healthcare buffeted and ready for a rest. Unfortunately, that rest is unlikely to come in 2018. Before considering what could be on tap for 2018 though, it is important to review some of the major issues that impact healthcare in 2017. Continue reading on RCM Answers.
I Spy, A HIPAA Breach?: Video Recording in Healthcare
Video recording has been as simple as turning on a smartphone and videos appear on the internet all of the time. Police body cameras are another growing area where a video is taken every day and in all sorts of locations. When those videos record activities in a hospital, physician’s office, or other healthcare settings, what is permissible? It is questions being raised with increasing frequency and one that is challenging to organizations. Like so many regulatory requirements or conundrums, the answer is not so clear. Who wants to make the recording, the circumstances surrounding the recording, and other factors play into what may be allowed or what could result in a HIPAA violation. While the outcome will depend upon the specific facts and circumstances, some HIPAA awareness can be generated by considering a few different scenarios where recording may occur. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
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