Year 2016 Was Biggest Yet for HIPAA Privacy Enforcement

HR Daily Advisor

The year 2016 was by far the biggest yet for monetary settlements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, and 2017 thus far is proceeding apace, a leading HIPAA attorney told a recent conference.

3 Takeaways from the HCCA 2018 Compliance Institute

Precheck

3 Takeaways from the HCCA 2018 Compliance Institute Apr. Last week, the 22nd Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The following represent my top takeaways from HCCA’s 2018 Compliance Institute.

Join Paycor's HR & Compliance Webinar Summit on June 9

Paycor

Paycor is gathering top HR industry experts on June 9, 2016 for the Summer HR and Compliance Web Summit , a free all-day online conference to share best practices and tips for managing employees. Automating Your Employee Benefit Compliance Program.

HOW U.S. CORPORATIONS CAN AVOID CRIPPLING DATA BREACH FINES IN 2018 AND BEYOND

Effortless HR

Most companies understand that a data breach is one of the most potentially damaging events that could occur in the business world. Yet, in 2017, it seems that many still underestimate just how crippling data breach fines in the United States can be. Compliance Online reported that, despite the huge levels of penalties that have already been applied, more than 120 million people were affected by medical data breaches in 2015 alone.

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Trojans, RATs, and The Onion Router

HR Daily Advisor

Nelson, an Armstrong Teasdale partner who is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional, shared his tips at the ECN (Employers Counsel Network) Annual Conference, held recently in Seattle. Trojan generators are readily available on the “dark net,” says Nelson.

Plan Must Cover Room, Board for Residential Mental Health Treatment

HR Daily Advisor

Because a group health plan covered room and board expenses for stays at skilled nursing facilities, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) required it to do so for residential mental health treatment facilities as well, a federal appeals court ruled in Danny P.