Date archive: May 2014

Nearly $5M Settlement for ePHI Breach Underlines Data Security Concerns

If you ever wonder if you should be concerned about HIPAA compliance, think about this latest Office of Civil Rights (OCR) settlement with New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University Medical Center (CU). Following a joint breach report on September 27, 2010, when NYP and CU disclosed the breach of electronic protected health information…

Affordable Care Act Update

The Department of Labor issued new FAQs about the Affordable Care Act, including updated model COBRA notices. Please see the following link: The updated model notices were issued as coverage options are now available in the Marketplace. Some qualified beneficiaries may want to consider and compare health coverage alternatives (such as the Marketplace) to…


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