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Insurance exchanges’ IRS Publication 1075 data compliance new to many

Protecting that tax data requires more than just HIPAA compliance. Separate breach reporting and data encryption rules apply, for example, and the IRS has some fairly specific rules for physical safeguards, including a prohibition on drop ceilings and prescriptions for cubicle wall heights where FTI is handled.

via Insurance exchanges’ IRS Publication 1075 data compliance new to many.

More on the South Shore Hospital Health Data Breach

As a result of the state’s review of the file loss, the hospital is forced to pay a $750,000 settlement. However, the true total is $475,000, which is the balance due based on the hospital’s pre-existing investment of $275,000 in technology, particularly data-handling upgrades.  The remaining balance will go to enforcement payments ($250,000) and a data-security education fund ($225,000).

via South Shore Hospital Health Data Breach | EHRintelligence.com.

Fewer Than 150 HIPAA Audits Expected

“I don’t think its actually going to be quite 150,” says Rodriguez, director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights. “It will be something close to that.” That’s because of the office’s funding level and the capacity of KPMG, the firm hired to conduct the audits, Rodriguez explains in an exclusive interview with HealthcareInfoSecurity

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HITECH Act Breached Individuals Skyrocket in Latest OCR Web Site Posting

OCR reported a total of 364 such breaches, up from 345 in its previous post in October.  The 364 breaches have impacted 18,190,451 persons in breaches reported by covered entities from September 22, 2009—the day prior to the effective date of the Breach Notification Rule—to September 14, 2011

via HIPAA.com – HITECH Act Breached Individuals Skyrocket in Latest OCR Web Site Posting.