Posts Tagged: business associate

The OCR announced that it is going to broaden its investigations to include incidents affecting less than 500 people. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and up to date on important matters that will impact your practice.  (To subscribe to… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Hackers breach health insurer Anthem. Modern Healthcare, February 4, 2015. Hackers gained access to the personal information of about 80 million current and former members. 2) Big Precision Medicine Plan Raises Patient Privacy Concerns.… Read the rest »

The answer is “yes” if you don’t have a proper HIPAA/HITECH business associate agreement in place. Health care providers frequently work with vendors–such as third party billing companies, answering services, shredding companies, and off-sight data storage entities–to assist the practices.  These vendors often contract with subcontractors to assist in providing services to health care providers. … Read the rest »