Category Archives: Regulations

Nothing Comes for Free

Many websites, mobile applications, software solutions and similar solutions are offered for “free.” The services are free from the perspective that there is no cost to acquire or use the service. However, as the famous saying used commonly by the … Continue reading

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You Received a Letter from OCR, Now What?

At some point in time most group practices, hospitals or other provider organizations will receive a letter from the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”). The letter will state that OCR received a complaint from a patient, employee or some other … Continue reading

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Fulfilling a Promise: Big, Juicy HIPAA Fine

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced a $3.5 million settlement with Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and five of its subsidiaries (collectively, “Fresenius”) following the report and investigation of five separate breach notifications. Of note, the five breaches … Continue reading

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