November 4, 2020

OCR Settlement Underscores Importance of Providing Patients with Timely Access to Medical Records

A recent settlement issued by the Office for Civil Rights highlights the importance of adhering to HIPAA’s Right of Access Initiative, a directive requiring covered entities to provide patients, upon request, with timely access to their protected health information.

September 2, 2020

Emergency Regulation from NYSDOH Increases Testing for COVID-19 and Influenza

To ensure integrity statewide in data reporting related to COVID-19 and influenza, NYSDOH has announced an emergency regulation to increase testing in all patients with known exposure or symptoms. The mandate includes postmortem testing in specific scenarios within 48 hours of death.