Breaking Compliance News Blog

HIPAA breaches are everywhere: Are your employees prepared?

MPA's gift to you: Free compliance video on perks and presents

Compliance Officer Interview: Connie Rhoads and Pet Posters!

Compliance Flash Cards are now available in card-stock!

HIPAA Update: The Cost of Not Encrypting

Swiss Cheese Compliance

MPA's Compliance Store is Open!

HIPAA Fax Check

New North Korean Cyberattack– A Sophisticated Attack? Or Not?

The perils of “Good” compliance results

Social Media Snafus: Keep Your Staff HIPAA Compliant

Anthem Makes HIPAA History

Compliance when nobody is watching

Attend Compliance and HIPAA Workshops in Springfield, Illinois

MPA's Compliance Store is Open!

Will your staff call the HIPAA Security Officer?

Compliance Report Card: How is the Compliance Officer’s relationship with the board doing?

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Margaret Scavotto blogs for HCCA: A Tale of Two Doctor's Visits

Nursing Home CEO heads to prison

Little Data Matters Too: Analyzing Compliance Hotline Data

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HIPAA Compliance Is a Mindset

Margaret Scavotto writes for HCCA: Boost your compliance culture with Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week

The Threat of Nation-State Sponsored Cyber Attacks

OIG finds 61% therapy services error rate

What's in the box? HIPAA wants to know

Improper Sharing of Medical Files Results in a Criminal Violation of HIPAA

Why leading a compliance program is like going to the gym

2017 PEPPER Reports are here! Are you an outlier?

OIG Launches Compliance Resources Portal

Is HIPAA Changing?

Social Media Snafus May Lead to Policy Changes, Creative Training

Is your EHR ready for ransomware?

What's In Your Dumpster? HIPAA Wants to Know

Lose Something? Lost PHI Means Breach Notification

Smartphones: Privacy Risk AND Infection Risk?

To Text or Not to Text: That is the HIPAA Question

The government is monitoring your claims data. Are you?

What Recent Sexual Harassment Headlines Teach Us about Compliance

HIPAA threat: Are you protected from insiders?

Guest Blog: 10 Reasons Why Pre-transactional OIG Exclusion Checking is Essential

Compliance is the new normal.

Physical HIPAA security matters: Burglars target paper medical records

When PR Becomes a HIPAA Problem

U.S. vs Epic Software – Lessons for EMR Users

Prevent “Worthless Services” With a QAPI Checklist

Outdoor Engine Power Equipment Company Reports HIPAA Breach – Could this happen to you?

What’s In Your Envelope? HIPAA Wants to Know.

Nurse Unsuccessfully Sues Hospital over HIPAA Firing

Do you know your practices as well as your potential whisteblowers?

OCR Publishes Preliminary Results of its Phase 2 HIPAA Audits

Equifax Breach Debacle Continues to Unfold

When Healthcare Hacking Means Life and Death

HIPAA Security Alert: BlueBorne - Bluetooth Vulnerability

Guest Blog: Is HIPAA Suspended During a Hurricane?

HIPAA News: NIST Wants Simpler Password Rules

MPA Blogs for HCCA: Forgotten Physical Safeguards Lead to Stolen Records

Your Ransomware Defense: SLOW DOWN

HIPAA ALERT: Forgotten physical safeguards lead to stolen records.

Bupa Global Breach Due to Employee Theft

Selfie Time: What Could Go Wrong?

Guest Blog: Theft and Financial Exploitation

Guest HIPAA Blog: Communicating With Your Patients

* HIPAA Security Alert: Hidden Cobra *

Misdirected Fax Leads to $387,200 HIPAA Settlement

Fake Nurses: A Compliance Nightmare

WannaCry? Ransomware Attacks on the Rise!

HIPAA lessons from banking cybercrime

No HIPAA Security Risk Assessment? That'll be $400,000, please

Are you still "working on" HIPAA compliance?

$3.2 Million HIPAA Settlement Reminder: Encrypt, Encrypt, Encrypt

*New $650,000 HIPAA Settlement * Can your system stop malware?

Compliance Culture Building Block #10: Celebrate success.

PEPPER Report Card Arrives: How did we do?

Tweet, tweet: Resident abuse takes a new – and dangerous—form

DOJ Announces Biggest Health Care Fraud Case Against Individuals

Why your Compliance Officer should talk about texting.

Compliance Culture Building Block #9: Don't let history repeat itself.

HIPAA alert: Is your Security Officer's head in The Cloud?

HIPAA alert: First settlement with a business associate

Breaking Compliance News: False Claims Act penalties double

Compliance Culture Building Block #8 Measure (don't assume).

Free webinar: Great, You Have a Compliance Plan - Now What?

Feds Told to Clean Up Poor Documentation

Compliance Culture Building Block #7: Engage leadership.

Compliance Culture Building Block #6: Pave a two-way street.

OIG Updates Excluded Provider Guidance

HIPAA Hazard: The $750,000 Business Associate Agreement

2016 PEPPER Reports are here! Are you an outlier?

HIPAA Hazard: Working From Home

Compliance Culture Building Block #5: Money isn't everything.

The OCR announces a new round of HIPAA audits! Are you ready?

HIPAA Hazard: Forgetting the Boss

Is Your Compliance Officer on Speed Dial?

Security Expert Montez Fitzpatrick Explains Hollywood Ransomware Attack

Compliance Culture Building Block #4: Help your people

HIPAA Compliance: What you need to know for 2016

HIPAA Compliance: What you need to know for 2016

Compliance Culture Building Block #3: Know your values.

2015’s Compliance Game Changers: Be prepared for 2016

Compliance Culture Building Block #2: Understand your whistleblowers

HIPAA Hazard: Putting Gadgets Before Security

Compliance Culture Building Block #1: Practice what you preach.

MPA guest blogs for HCCA: Top 5 Worst Social Media Posts

The 2016 OIG Work Plan is here!

Compliance alert: OIG wants rate cuts for SNF therapy

DOJ's new compliance enforcement plan: We're coming for individuals

Culture will MAKE or BREAK your compliance program.

HIPAA Alert: What is that laptop really costing you?

HIPAA Hazard: "We're Working On It"

Did You Forget About PEPPER?

The 5 Social Media Posts Your Privacy Officer Fears Most

Top 4 Reasons You Need a Compliance Dashboard

Hackers' #1 target is health care - What's your cyber attack defense?

Excluded providers falling through the cracks

Do you REALLY know your business associates?

ONC releases revised Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information

* New HIPAA settlement announced: Paper still counts!

OIG Releases New Compliance Guidance for Boards

PEPPER 2015 Is Here! Are You An Outlier?

HIPAA Hazard: Going Paperless

5 Ways to Keep Employees Awake During Compliance Training

Are Mobile App-Happy Employees Putting You At Risk?

Annual HIPAA breach reports are due March 1, 2015

The OIG is budgeting for compliance...are you?

*Breaking News* Hacked Anthem data was not encrypted

PEPPER report news for SNFs, hospice, and home health

HIPAA Hazard: Working From Home

Compliance Boosts Census

Make 2015 a Better Year: Easy Compliance Resolutions

OIG data analysis finds hidden excluded providers

Does your compliance program have room to grow?

Don't let this be you: New CMS rule keeps providers out of Medicare

December Compliance Penalty Report

*HIPAA ALERT* Unpatched Software Leads to $150,000 Settlement

OIG tells HHS to promulgate compliance regs

Complacency: The Enemy of Compliance

HIPAA Game Changer: $1.4 Million Verdict for Privacy Victim Stands

Are you prepared? OCR releases HIPAA bulletin on emergency situations

Antipsychotics: How low can we go?

Trick or Treat! OIG Work Plan for 2015 released on Halloween.

What you don't know about your temporary staff could hurt you

One more thing before you go... Exit interviews as a compliance tool

Is Your Compliance Culture Helping or Hurting You?

Will the OCR go easy on us if we are "working on" HIPAA compliance?

September Compliance Penalty Report

Reminder: Business Associate Agreement Deadline Is Monday!

SNF employee arrested for impersonating an LPN

HIPAA Alert: 4.5 Million Patient Records Hacked

Missing Back-up Tapes Lead to $150,000 Fine

Throw out your PEPPER by mistake? Your second chance is here.

September Deadline for New Business Associate Agreements Approaches

Long Term Care Organization Pays Excluded Provider Penalty

Does your compliance program train employees to recognize kickbacks?

Nursing Home pays $500,000 for therapy provided by contractor

PEPPER Outlier Reports: Are you part of the 49%?

OIG: “It doesn’t matter” that ACA compliance regulations aren’t here.

The $800k records dump: HIPAA penalties hit nonprofits, too.

Compliance Wake Up Call: What Keeps You Up at Night?

Not-For-Profit Nursing Home Chain Settles False Claims for $750,000

Are you prepared for HIPAA audits?

First HIPAA breach enforcement totals $1.5 million

Employees: An Ongoing Source of HIPAA Violations

Do Compliance Hotlines Help or Hurt Whistleblowing?

Will the OCR go easy on us if we are "working on" getting HIPAA compliant?

HIPAA Makes History with $4.8 Million Fine

Will the OCR go easy on us if we are "working on" HIPAA compliance?

PEPPER Is Here! Are You An Outlier?

Customize and Communicate Your Compliance Program

Your Employees' Tax Delinquencies Could Mean False Claims for You

PEPPER Reports Are Coming: Are You Ready?

Behind on HIPAA Security? OCR’s new Security Tool raises expectations.

HIPAA Audits Are Coming: Are You Ready?

Would your employees report to you—or the government?

Are your employees tweeting their way to a HIPAA violation?

Key Compliance Component: Lying in Investigations Leads to Lock-up

OIG Releases Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2014

What's On Your Compliance Officer Wish List?

Lesson learned: Lost flash drive finds $150k penalty

OIG Strategic Plan focuses on fraud, quality, and technology

Compliance isn't just business… It’s personal.

2013's lessons for compliance ... and MPA's resolutions for 2014

Who is responsible for billing compliance?

$48 Million Enforcement Against Therapy and Nursing Home Company - Lessons We Can Learn

Broken trust: employee theft from resident trust funds

PEPPER arrives: Are you an outlier?

HIPAA Enforcement Deadline Approaches

Nursing and Therapy - Essential Compliance Allies

March 23 Came and Went: Now What?

Penalties await those who unknowingly employ or contract with excluded providers

OIG updates the Self-Disclosure Protocol...what you need to know

SNFs Fail to Meet Care and Discharge Planning Requirements

Nursing homes are no longer under the radar

Are you giving yourself credit for compliance?

OIG finds 25% of SNF claims faulty

HIPAA penalties & social media: Do you trust your employees?

The Compliance Whistleblower: Friend or Foe?

Supreme Court gives green light to mandatory compliance programs

Compliance program check up: How do you know your billing is accurate?

Is your quality assurance team improving resident care?

Compliance: Why you should care, now

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