By Keith Boone – I’ve been seeing a lot of tweets recently complaining about misuse of HIPAA (about a half-dozen). Mostly from people who know better than doctors what the regulations and legislation actually says.
By Judy Sarasohn – A Jacksonville, Florida, woman received a call last month that appeared to be from the HHS Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) hotline. The caller told her that she had won a $9,000 grant from the federal government.
By Matt Fisher – Dropping HIPAA Insights: Audits Will Not Result In Fines – The first Healthcare De Jure show was recorded on Tuesday, April 26th with Deven McGraw, Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, as the first guest. The discussion covered many aspects of HIPAA, with a particular focus on the Privacy Rule and the newly started second round of audits.
The GetMyHealthData Campaign embraces new guidance released by HSS for clearly stating that, among other things, patients should receive copies of their health information free of charge under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).