Providing Education and Information About the Regulatory Requirements for HIPAA

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) provides comprehensive guidance for patients, including their privacy rights concerning the use or disclosure of their medical information. 

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News

  • Source:

    HIPAA Journal
    February 21, 2020

    In January, healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records were reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights at a rate of more than one a day.

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    HIPAA Journal
    November 25, 2019

    There was a 44.44% month-over-month increase in healthcare data breaches in October.

  • Source:

    HIPAA Journal
    June 4, 2019

    A hacker gained access to the systems of a NY-based billing collections company American Medical Collection Agency and potentially viewed and copied the PHI of 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patients.