Tag Archives: CMS

HHS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rules on Patient Access and Interoperability

On April 19, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a 30-day extension, until June 3, 2019, to the comment period for two rules proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The CMS proposed rule aims to … Continue Reading

OIG Finds CMS Oversight of the HIPAA Security Rule Insufficient to Ensure Covered Entity Compliance

By Anna Kraus In a previous post, we highlighted two reports recently issued by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), which criticize HHS’s oversight of health information privacy and security.  In today’s post, we provide greater detail regarding one of those reports (Nationwide Rollup Review of the Centers for … Continue Reading

Covington to Participate in Healthcare Privacy Panel

Next week, IAPP hosts its annual Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C.  Inside Privacy will be attending the event, which has attracted a number of significant stakeholders in years past and will provide a good opportunity to take the temperature of stakeholders on key privacy and data security issues. Those who are interested in health privacy may … Continue Reading