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HIPAA Small Breach Notifications Due March 1st

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Small breaches discovered in 2017, must be reported to HHS by March 1, 2018.
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Categories: Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: HHS , HIPAA Breach , Small breach , March 1 2018 , HIPAA , OCR

Proposed Rules for Short Term Health Insurance

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule on short-term, limited duration health insurance on February 20, 2018 as a result of that executive order.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: Short Term Health Insurance , Executive Order 13813 , HRA , Health plans , HHS , Proposed Rule Short Term Health Insurance
The Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services and Internal Revenue Service recently issued joint interim final rules that significantly expand the types of entities that can claim an exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide certain contraceptive coverage without cost-sharing.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Health Care in General | Tags: contraceptive , moral , religious , exemption , DOL , IRS , Health and Human Services , HHS , DHHS , Affordable Care Act , ACA , contraceptives
On October 12, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order directing the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services to consider proposing regulations or revising guidance that would affect certain types of health insurance plans and health reimbursement arrangements.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Health Care in General | Tags: Trump , President , Executive Order , HRA , AHP , health plan , insurance , ACA , White House , STLDI , Treasury , Labor , HHS , Health and Human Services

HHS Issues Request for Information on ACA

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On June 12, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a request for information (RFI) on ways the regulatory burdens imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could be reduced and at the same time improve health care options.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: HHS , ACA

OCR Announces $2.5 Million HIPAA Settlement

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The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced a $2.5 million settlement with a wireless health services provider, CardioNet, for violations of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
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Categories: Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: OCR , Office for Civil Rights , Health and Human Services , DHHS , CardioNet , settlement , HIPAA , Privacy , Security , mobile device
The Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Treasury Department recently issued FAQ guidance regarding HRA integration with non-HRA group health plans. The FAQs expand on existing guidance addressing how the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) market reforms apply to HRAs.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: HRA , Health Reimbursement Arrangement , ACA , Affordable Care Act , FAQ , IRS , DOL , HHS , DHHS
According to a Press Release on January 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced the first Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement settlement of 2017 based on the untimely reporting of a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI).
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Categories: Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: HIPAA , HHS , OCR , Breach , Penalty

Agencies Release FAQ Part 35 About ACA

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December 20, 2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Part 35 was released regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: ACA , Cures Act , FAQ , Treasury , DOL , HHS

CMS and HHS Releases Final Rules and Guidance

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On December 16, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Benefit and Payment Parameters rule for 2018 and posted a fact sheet that summarizes some of the key details.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: ACA , HHS , OOP Limits , CMS
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