OCR to Enforce Investigating Breaches Affecting Under 500 Individuals

Federal health privacy officials issued an alert last week saying that starting this August, it is allocating more resources to an initiative aimed at investigating health data breaches affecting 500 patients or less.

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AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard
Jun20

AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard

NCVHS held a hearing Thursday, June 16 to help provide HHS with guidance on compliance with HIPAA’s “minimum necessary” standard.

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Petition Calls for Unique Patient Identifier Solution
Mar21

Petition Calls for Unique Patient Identifier Solution

A petition that calls for the development of a voluntary patient safety identifier officially launched on Sunday and is now open for signatures.

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AHIMA Pledges Support for HHS Interoperability Plan

AHIMA is one of several health IT industry groups announcing its support for a new US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative to improve the flow of health information between consumers and providers.

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ICD-10 Has Arrived
Oct01

ICD-10 Has Arrived

Ready or not, Judgment Day is here—and if you’re reading this, then you have reached the historic go-live of ICD-10-CM/PCS in one piece.

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