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Red Flag Rule Relief For Health Care Providers, Lawyers & Other Service Providers Awaits President’s Signature

Congress has approved and sent to the President for signature legislation exempting doctors, dentists, hospitals, veterinarians, and other health care providers, lawyers, accountants, consultants and other service providers that allow customers to pay for their services and supplies over time from the burdensome “Red Flag Rules” of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA). However, Health industry and other businesses expectingto enjoy relief from the Red Flag Rules as a result the Act should review contractual and other obligations to properly understand their continuing legal responsibilities and, where warranted, consider seeking the removal of contract amendments to remove provisions incorporated into contracts solely in anticipation of Red Flag Rules mandates.

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Continue Reading December 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Health Plans Should Act Quickly To Manage Heightened HIPAA Privacy Obligations & Liabilities

Health plans and their business associates should review and update their practices and policies concerning the use access and disclosure of protected health information in response to changing requirements and expanding enforcement exposures under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. As these rules evolve, OCR and DOJ enforcement actions show willingness to enforce rules and penalties.

Continue Reading December 26, 2009 at 5:44 am

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Accepting Grant Applications Under 2 Health IT Education Grant Programs

The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is accepting new heatlh education training program grant applications under two new programs.

Continue Reading December 2, 2009 at 11:17 pm

HIT Policy Committee Nationwide Health Information Network Workgroup Announces December 16 Meeting

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) HIT Policy Committee’s Nationwide Health Information Network Workgroup will hold a public meeting on December 16, 2009. The meeting is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m./Eastern Time at the OMNI Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., Washington, DC.

Continue Reading December 1, 2009 at 4:18 am

ONC HIT Standards Committee Meeting Set For October 14

HIT Standards Committee to meet on October 14 to continue their work to design America’s future health IT system.

Continue Reading September 29, 2009 at 6:47 pm

ONC Shares HIT Committee August Meeting Recommendations, Announcements Opportunity To Comment On Recommendations At September 15 HIT Committee Meeting

During its August 20, 2009 meeting, ONC reports that the Committee’s recommendations focused on Clinical Quality, Clinical Operations and Privacy and Security. Individuals wishing to make comments on the Committee’s August 20, 2009, recommendations may present oral comments at the Committee’s next meeting on September 15, 2009.

Continue Reading September 10, 2009 at 12:08 am

2 New HIPAA Criminal Actions Highlight Risks From Wrongful Use/Access of Health Information

Two recent separate criminal actions against hospital workers for wrongfully accessed medical records in violation of the medical privacy provisions of HI are the latest reminders to health care providers, health plans, health care clearinghouses, their business associates and members of their workforce that the criminal provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rules have teeth.Participate In September 9 or September 17 Briefings on New HIPAA Data Breach Rules for updates on new breach notification requirements and other recent developments.

Continue Reading September 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm

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