Mutual Matters

Understanding Business Associate Relationships Key to Avoiding Liability

Posted by Emma Cecil, JD on Apr 27, 2018 1:15:00 PM

A series of recent enforcement actions confirms just how serious the government is about assessing monetary penalties against covered entities who disclose protected health information (PHI) to business associates without written business associate agreements (BAAs) in place.

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Topics: Contracts and Business Relationships

New CMS Policy Prohibits Texting Orders

Posted by Carrie Lowe, JD on Mar 15, 2018 11:57:00 AM

On December 28, 2017, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that texting patient information among healthcare providers is acceptable if done through a secure platform, but the texting of orders is prohibited - even if the orders are encrypted.

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Topics: Contracts and Business Relationships, Employment Issues and Workplace Management

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