Date archive: February 2015

Phase 2 HIPAA Audits Are Coming, Now Is The Time To Get Ready

In 2011-2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights conducted a pilot audit program (Phase 1) to evaluate covered entities compliance with HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules. The results of those audits…

Reminder Annual OCR Breach Reporting is Due March 1, 2015

Covered entities must submit annual report to the OCR by March 1, 2015 for breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals. Breach notification obligations differ depending on whether the breach affects 500 or more individuals or fewer than 500 individuals. A covered entity must submit its annual notification to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) if…

Affordable Care Act – Enrollment Deadline for 2015

Just a quick reminder – the Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline for 2015 is approaching. Sunday, February 15 is the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2015. If one misses this deadline, they may not be able to get coverage until 2016. And while one may not get sick in 2015,…

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