12 Dec 2018

COMMENT: REDUCING THE REGULATORY BURDENS OF THE HIPAA RULES

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), issued a Request for Information (RFI) Dec. 12 seeking input from the public on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules, especially the HIPAA Privacy Rule, could be modified to further

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01 Dec 2018

PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON STRATEGY TO REDUCE BURDENS ON HEALTH IT AND EHRS

Andrew Gettinger, MD   Kate Goodrich, Md By Andrew Gettinger, MD and Kate Goodrich, MD The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs for public comment Nov. 28. The public comment period ends Jan.

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18 Oct 2018

HHS FINES ANTHEM $16 MILLION FOR LARGEST BREACH IN U.S. HISTORY

            Anthem has been hit with a $16 million fine from the federal government as part of a settlement from its massive January 2015 breach, according to HealthData Management. That incident was a result of a cyberattack that enabled hackers to access the electronic protected health information of nearly 79

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18 Jan 2018

JACKSON HEALTHCARE PUTS DR. TOM PRICE ON ADVISORY BOARD

  Tom Price, MD, who resigned in September as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has been named to the advisory board of an Atlanta-based staffing firm. Dr. Price, a former orthopedic surgeon and congressman, stepped down from his high-profile post as head of the HHS after only

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17 Jan 2018

SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES ALEX AZAR TO HEAD HHS

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted 15-12 to approve the nomination of Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Jan. 17. Only one Democrat, Tom Carper of Delaware, assented to Azar’s nomination, joining the panel’s Republicans. The committee vote sets up

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