On January 31, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Secretary published in the Federal Register a Proposed Rule entitled: “Administrative Simplification: Modification of the Requirements for the Use of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) D.0 Standard.” The […]

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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published in the Federal Register a Final Notice entitled: “Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Approval of an Application From the Accreditation Association for Hospitals and Health Systems/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program for Continued CMS Approval of its Hospital […]

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March 12, 2019. The Ponemon Institute has released the Ninth Annual Cost of Cybercrime Study: Unlocking the value of Improved Cybersecurity Protection. The study, independently produced by the Ponemon Institute in a joint development with Accenture, highlights several key considerations for addressing cyberattacks: “Training employees to think and act with security in mind is the […]

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On February 20, University of Washington Medicine reported on its Website, as required by the HITECH Act Breach Notification Rule, that “[o]n Dec. 26, 2018, UW Medicine became aware of a vulnerability on a Website server that made protected internal files [containing protected health information (PHI) of approximately 974,000 affected patients] available and visible by […]

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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published revised Emergency Preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers in Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM) used by State Survey Agency Directors to evaluate and certify annually compliance with the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule.  Seventeen provider and supplier categories are […]

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The Office of the Secretary (OS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published in the Federal Register today, a proposed rule to modify the HIPAA National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) D.0 Transaction Standard. The published summary of the proposed rule is: “This proposed rule would adopt a modification to […]

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP law firm cited the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) December 28, 2018, publication of Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients, a product of the Healthcare & Public Health Sector Coordinating Councils’ Public Private Partnership.  The publication notes a Disclaimer: “This document is provided for […]

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