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Expansion of Business Associate Under New HIPAA

The final rule under HIPAA, released this past January, makes some sweeping changes that will greatly enhance a patient's privacy rights. Now, a “business associate” also includes a subcontractor that creates, receives, maintains, or transmits protected health information on behalf of another business associate. Contracts between business associates and business associates that are subcontractors are also required…
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Fraud Alert for PODS

The U.S. DHHS Office of Inspector General Has Issued a Fraud Alert for PODS The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for HHS has issued a Special Fraud Alert regarding Physician-Owned Distributorships (PODs) that sell surgical implants. The POD does not manufacture the device, but merely acts as the distributor between the manufacturer and the physician. The OIG…
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