In Audit
Jul 13th, 2017
Think your healthcare covered entity doesn’t need to establish and maintain Business Associate Agreements (BAA) with companies who can access your patients’ protected health information (PHI)? Think again. Cases in Point March 2016 — North Memorial Health Care agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1,550,000 to settle charges that it potentially ...
Aug 1st, 2013
Guard against liability when someone else mishandles your practice’s patient records. True story: A journalist reported finding patient medical records at a trash transfer station. An investigation revealed that a Massachusetts physician group’s billing company improperly disposed of the private health information (PHI). Although there was no direct evidence of patient harm, a court ruled ...