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Nursing Home Neglect, Abuse and Injury

When parents and family members require care in a nursing home or adult foster care, many people assess the building on a tour, placing their trust in the institution based on an abbreviated visit.  Once admitted, many elderly people are unable or unwilling to complain, and being raised in the Great Depression or Second World War, were often taught to suffer in in silence. However, there are signs that a loved one is not receiving the care he or she deserves.

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HIPAA Megarule Enforcement Begins

While it has taken three years to craft and revise the HIPAA Megarule regulations, the final version of the rules is now officially enforceable. While small physician practices did not previously face a high risk of a HIPAA audit, that may change as there is an increased effort by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)-the arm of the Department of Health and Human Services in charge of audits-to use fines collected for HIPAA violations to fund further audits.

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HIPAA Mega Rule: Tips for Health Care Providers

Nearly three years after enacting many provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act, Congress passed the HITECH omnibus final rule, or “Mega Rule,” that finalizes many interim HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules for covered entities such as healthcare providers and health plans.  

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