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OCR Highlights HIPAA Enforcement Actions under Right of Access Initiative

USA - April 14 2022 On March 28, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the resolution of three…

Jennifer Orr Mitchell

OCR Issues Clarifying Guidance on HIPAA, COVID-19 Vaccinations, and the Workplace

USA - November 2 2021 Questions abound as to whether HIPAA comes into play when COVID-19 vaccination information is provided to employers. Recently, the U.S. Department of…

Ashley Durner, Jennifer Orr Mitchell

CMS Announces Rescission of Mid-Build Exception Audit Determinations

USA - September 24 2021 Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is rescinding the audit determinations for providers notified in January…

Timothy Cahill

HHS Advises on Fraudulent Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication

USA - May 6 2021 On April 26, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced on its OCR Security List Digest that OCR…

Jennifer Orr Mitchell

Comment Period Extended for Extensive Changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

USA - March 16 2021 On March 9, 2021, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a 45-day extension of the…

Matthew S. Arend, Jennifer Orr Mitchell