Florida Boards Adopt Standards for Telemedicine Practice
February 26 2014
Posted in: Telemedicine
Florida's Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine each adopt a rule addressing Standards for Telemedicine Practice. (See 64B8-9.0141 for Board for Medicine and 64B15-14.0081 for Board of ...read more
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Does the HIPAA Security Rule Require Use of a Certain Operating System?
February 19 2014
Posted in: FAQ
With the pending sunset for Windows XP support on April 8, 2014, many have started asking the question of whether the HIPAA Security Rule requires use of a certain ...read more
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Grand Jury Indicts Former CFO on Allegations of EHR Meaningful Use Fraud
February 12 2014
Posted in: Meaningful Use
The Department of Justice has charged a former Chief Financial Officer with health care fraud violations related to falsely attesting that the Shelby Regional Medical Center (Shelby Regional), a ...read more
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Can Doctor’s Use Skype for Telemedicine? Not in Oklahoma
January 24 2014
Posted in: Telemedicine
Oklahoma Board of Medicine Suspends Doctor for Using Skype - During a hearing on September 12, 2013, the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision suspended Dr. Thomas Edward ...read more
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Throwing Medical Records into a Recycling Container is Not Proper Disposal
January 14 2014
Posted in: Data Breach
Oregon Fines a Medical Clinic for Violating the State's ID Theft Law - The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services announced on November 1, 2013 that it fined ...read more
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Do Subcontractors have Direct Liability under HIPAA?
January 3 2014
Posted in: FAQ
Yes. In the HIPAA Final Rule (i.e., HIPAA Omnibus Rule), HHS clarified that business associates and their subcontractors may now face HIPAA enforcement actions and are directly liable for ...read more
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FTC Targets a Medical Biller, Settles with Accretive Health for Privacy Violations
January 2 2014
Posted in: Privacy
Accretive Health, Inc., a company providing medical billing and revenue management services to hospitals throughout the US. Accretive "has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its inadequate ...read more
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Just in Time for the New Year - Dermatology Clinic Settles with OCR for $150K
December 27 2013
Posted in: HIPAA
As we close out 2013, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced on December 26 that it settled potential HIPAA violations with Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C., of Concord, ...read more
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Eligible Professionals May Apply for a Hardship Exception from Meaningful Use Penalties
December 15 2013
Posted in: Meaningful Use
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Congress mandated that payment adjustments be applied to Medicare eligible professionals (EPs) who are not meaningful users ...read more
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