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HIPAA Best Practices for Employee Termination

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According to OCR Director Roger Severino, “it’s common sense that former employees should immediately lose access to protected patient information upon their separation from employment.”

Is a HIPAA Violation a Reportable Breach?

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Just because a member of an organization’s workforce violates HIPAA policies and procedures, it is not necessarily a breach reporting requirement.

Am I Designated as a HIPAA Business Associate?

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An easy way to figure out if you or your company is a BA is by asking this question?

The Danger of Disregarding Risk Analysis: The case made by Anthem’s $16m HIPAA Settlement

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Anthem, Inc., a defined Business Associate that provided administrative support services for the Anthem Affiliated Covered Entities (Anthem ACE), has committed to a $16 million settlement to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). This is the largest settlement ever announced by OCR.

Highlights from the 2018 HIPAA Security Conference: Audit Processes, Cyberattacks and Ransomware Responses, and Breach Posting

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At the HIPAA Security Conference in DC that took place on October 18 & 19, 2018, one of the most valued speakers, Serena Mosley-Day, Acting Senior Advisor Compliance and Enforcement, HHS Office for Civil Rights.