Tag: HIPAA

Four in Five U.S. Physicians’ Clinical Practices Have Experienced a Cyberattack

Research from Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA) reveals a sobering statistic about cybersecurity: “more than four in five U.S. physicians (83 percent) have experienced some form of a cybersecurity attack.”

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Inflation Adjustments Increase Civil Monetary Penalties Imposed by HHS

Healthcare facilities and providers are encouraged to review the updated list of penalties for compliance purposes.

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Phishing Email Disguised as HIPAA Audit Notification

HHS has issued an alert that a phishing scam email is being circulated on mock HHS departmental letterhead. This email, which appears to be an official government communication to HIPAA covered entities, prompts recipients to click a link regarding possible inclusion in the HIPAA audit program.

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What Should You Do When Dental Records Are Damaged?

Natural or manmade disasters and building malfunctions can befall a dentist’s office, resulting in the partial or complete destruction of dental records. These catastrophes do not, by themselves, automatically absolve a dentist from the responsibility to maintain patient records.

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