Health insurer Premera Blue Cross agreed to pay $6.85 million to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) related to a major data breach that the company reported in 2015.
Tag: Health Insurance Portability
Every state in the Union now has some type of law in place requiring companies to notify affected individuals of a data breach involving their information. South Dakota and Alabama, the final holdouts, enacted such measures in March.
When H. G. Wells wrote The Time Machine in 1895, he struck a chord with mankind’s dream of going back in time. Interestingly, some employees may have the same dream regarding health and welfare benefits, in the form of retroactive elections.
HIPAA has become synonymous with medical records privacy, for good reason. Enacted more than 20 years ago, it gives individuals the power to decide who has access to their health records and has forced major changes in the way health care providers, health plans and businesses handle records.
A draft update to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) widely used data privacy and security guidance was released August 15 for public comment.
Yesterday’s Leadership Daily Advisor explored how organizations are focusing on specific audits and design reviews to better pursue health plan accuracy and cost-effectiveness. Today we take a look at how compliance audits and performance guarantees may soon take center stage as well.
The unprecedented rate of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) settlements so far in 2017 continued with a $2.5 million agreement reached between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a wireless health services provider.
A broad-based healthcare bill signed December 13 by President Obama established a new form of stand-alone health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) for small employers.
Advocate Health Care Network (Advocate) has agreed to pay $5.55 million to settle with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), multiple potential Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations involving electronic protected health information (ePHI). This is the largest HIPAA settlement to date against a single entity.
California employers in the healthcare industry must be ever-vigilant when it comes to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. A simple matter of testimonials accompanied by photographs got one business into hot water.