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Honor Records Request

The U.S. Office for Civil Rights just announced a 16th case, in which an  organization was fined for failing to grant timely access to medical information.For agencies, this is fair warning: If clients ask for copies of any of their own records, it’s very important to grant them prompt access.  The Feds announced about a year ago […]

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Watch those laptops!

By Diane Evans, Publisher, MyHIPAA Guide A recent study of healthcare by the Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute (CCI) points to laptops as a major threat to privacy and security breaches within health-related organizations. And yes, that includes I/DD providers. It’s no surprise. Because they are portable, laptops can easily be lost or stolen — often causing

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$1.8 million fine for PA agency dispensing meds with no scripts

An October 2018 story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on a $1.8 million fine that an I/DD agency and its pharmacy subsidiaries in PA will pay for dispensing drugs for legitimate medical needs but without valid prescriptions. Read the full story here.

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HIPAA compliance prepares you for EVV

Dear providers, It’s important for you to know that HIPAA compliance covers the cybersecurity measures necessary for EVV.  That information is straight from an email issued by ANCOR, which cites the EVV legislation as its source, along with Tim Hill, the Director of CMCS. Last year, as a service to our members, OPRA partnered with

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