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Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement

Some States' Privacy Provisions Go Beyond Federal Rules

Check your state’s rules to ensure compliance. The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) defines, interprets, and enforces HIPAA, but interestingly enough federal enforcement of the rules may be declining. However, as the feds target other systemic problems, states have tightened privacy and breach notification controls, creating stricter laws and bringing large-scale settlements. Background: Under HIPAA, patients’ individually identifiable health [...]