Be Prepared To Deal With Exploding Medical ID Theft And Privacy Issues In Healthcare
:May 3, 2010
Medical ID Theft is hitting the headlines as organized crime and ID thieves grab millions in false claims and leave innocent patients and healthcare providers with the bills.
Hospital Employee Gets Jail Time For HIPAA Violation
:Apr 29, 2010
Hospital employee sentenced to federal prison for 3-week long medical records spree.
UCLA Employee Indicted For Celebrity Privacy Violations
:May 8, 2008
Hospital employee sells celebrity medical info to tabloids.
GA Supreme Court Rules HIPAA Preempts State Medmal Law
:May 21, 2007
A Georgia statute that requires a medical information release be filed with state medical malpractice actions is invalid as conflicting with HIPAA,
Employee Sues Over Access To Records By Physician Lover-wannabe
:Mar 12, 2007
A Massachusetts hospital employee has filed suit in Berkshire Superior Court against a physician, alleging that he unethically reviewed her medical records at the hospital because he was romantically interested in her.
Nursing Home Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Credit Cards Of Patients
:Feb 27, 2007
A night-shift employee at an Encinitas, CA, nursing home has admitted she took credit cards from elderly residents
Hospitals Usually Not Insured Against HIPAA Security And Identity Theft Incidents
:Dec 11, 2006
Most hospitals are uninsured or seriously under-insured for computer security breaches or employee identity theft exposures.
Hospital Employee Targets Wealthy Patients For Identity Theft
:Dec 11, 2006
Felony identity theft charges have been brought against Wisconsin hospital patient representative.
State Disclosure Law Trumps HIPAA
:Jun 29, 2006
State officials cannot block disclosure of mandated public access information.
Clinton Bill Would Allow Patient Suits For HIPAA Violations
:Jun 29, 2006
The bill would make it easier for suits by setting a presumption of damages rather than requiring proof of specific damages.
Does Privacy Law Have Any Teeth?
:Jun 5, 2006
Is OCR leaving medical privacy at risk?
Hacker Pleads Guilty To Taking Over Hospital Computers
:May 15, 2006
Hacker seizes control of ICU, surgery access, and physician pagers.
Woman Pleads Guilty To Selling Health Information
:Apr 6, 2006
A Texas woman pleaded guilty on March 6, 2006 to a felony HIPAA violation by attempting to sell the identities of an FBI agent from their health records to drug dealers.
Can You Charge Lawyers More For Copies Under HIPAA Than Others?
:Feb 13, 2006
Lawyers in California filed a class action lawsuit against a private records copy service that charged fees in excess of the cost-based records fees specified by HIPAA regulations. The firm charged 31 cents per page and a $24 administrative fee.
Pharmacy Release Of Patient Records Held Actionable
:Jan 30, 2006
Court case finds duty NOT to disclose