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So far Sheba Vine, JD, CPCO has created 22 blog entries.

7 Steps for Handling a Patient HIPAA Privacy Complaint

A patient voices a concern of privacy violation because the provider mistakenly emailed her medical treatment information to unrecognized email addresses. Your Notice of Privacy Practices correctly informs the patient of her rights under HIPAA to file a privacy complaint with your organization’s Privacy Officer and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). As the provider,

By |October 26th, 2017|HIPAA|

DOJ’s Newest Evaluation Criteria for Investigating Compliance Programs

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently published a guidance document titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” that provides insight into how the Fraud Section evaluates compliance programs under criminal investigation.  This guidance emphasizes the government’s commitment to fighting corporate fraud under the former Deputy Attorney General Yate’s memorandum and serves as a valuable tool to

Using Software to Stay Ahead of the Compliance Curve

Making compliance an integral part of your healthcare organization can seem daunting amidst sophisticated healthcare laws. Luckily software applications have come a long way. Incorporating the right software tools into your compliance strategy will help your organization stay ahead of the curve when it comes to ensuring compliance. For instance, using the right software tools

A Costly Lesson in Untimely Reporting of a HIPAA Breach

Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, a hospital of Presence Health Network, a large healthcare system serving Illinois, waited more than three months before it notified the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of a breach involving 836 individuals.  The untimely reporting cost the healthcare system $475,000 to settle with the HHS, including strict compliance

FAQs: Compliance with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

On May 13, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services issued the final rule implementing Section 1557, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs or activities. The final rule went into effect on July 18, 2016. To help you better understand how you can