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Anthem HIPAA Breach:  Setting the Stage for More Government Oversight

Anthem HIPAA Breach: Setting the Stage for More Government Oversight

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The dust has settled, and more facts have been coming to light regarding the recent HIPAA data breach at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. It was only a matter of time before the U.S. Congress started making some noise about cybersecurity. Within days of news reports of the Anthem breach, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions announced a bipartisan initiative to focus on the security of health information technology.

HIPAA Breach Notification Deadline Quickly Approaching

HIPAA Breach Notification Deadline Quickly Approaching

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Did your healthcare practice experience a breach affecting fewer than 500 individuals in 2014? If so, the deadline for reporting the breach to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is quickly approaching. Per the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), your practice has until March 1, 2015 to file a breach notification with HHS.