Tag Archives: Linda Allard

Sept. 22 is right around the corner — Are you ready?

The Omnibus Rule became effective on March 26, 2013 and there were many changes.  Most of those changes needed to be in effect on Sept. 23, 2013.  However, Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) that were in place prior to Jan. 25, … Continue reading

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Stolen laptops yield big fines (again)

Recently there was a story in the news that revealed two different hospital associations had to pay OCR fines of $1,975,220. The fines were due to two unencrypted laptops being stolen. I’m not sure what else we need to read … Continue reading

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NEMT president Linda Allard named AHDI Advocate of the Year

We try not to brag too much on our blog but this time we can’t help it. Last week, our president, Linda Allard, won the prestigious Advocate of the Year award by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the … Continue reading

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HIPAA help – because paper still exists

At the end of June, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that there was an $800,000 settlement in a medical records dumping case. When I read the article I was totally flabbergasted. Boxes of patients’ records were left … Continue reading

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Is your team really following your security rules?

One of our customers recently had a distribution issue on their local server and we needed to log into their system via VPN so we could help. In order to do so, we had to change our VPN password since … Continue reading

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