Monthly Archives: April 2015

Don’t Forget the Paper: Records and Policies

Another HIPAA breach settlement announcement and another lesson from the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”). ¬†Cornell Prescription Pharmacy (“Cornell”) is a single location pharmacy located in Colorado that will pay OCR $125,000 to resolve … Continue reading

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Rare Practical HIPAA and HIT Guidance

Potentially lost in all of the privacy, security, and health IT news coming out of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (or HIMSS as everyone calls it) Annual Meeting the week of April 11th, the Office for the National … Continue reading

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The IRS has Finalized Regulations for Section 501(r) Providing Guidance to Hospitals on How to Avoid Losing their Tax-Exempt Status

On March 12, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service finalized regulations, which provide correction and disclosure procedures so that hospitals can avoid losing their 501(c)(3) status if they fail to meet certain requirements of IRS Code Section 501(r).¬† Section 501(r) was … Continue reading

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