HIPAA Security Updates Recommended In New Report - Ep 74
Last year Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Patty Murray asked for answers to some questions concerning cybersecurity in healthcare. They were interested in understanding what CMS and HHS were doing to protect patients from fraud. It seems as though they were wondering if HIPAA security updates where needed.
We discussed the Senators request in episode 31 : https://helpmewithhipaa.com/episode-31-enforcement-efforts-ocr-increase-2016/
Their letter asked:
- What CMS and HHS is doing to monitor medical identity fraud
- What is CMS and/or OCR actually doing, if anything, to track cases of ID theft and fraud
- OCR uses the data collected from covered-entities to monitor potential breach victims and find out if their data have in fact been used by criminals
- They also want to know whether any education materials or help are offered to breach victims by the CMS and OCR
The report was presented to the committee on August 6, 2016 and made public on Sept 26.