Stealing of HIPAA Protected Health Information

The sentencing of Denetria Barnes, a former nursing home worker, to three years in prison for stealing and then selling HIPAA information as part of a scheme to defraud the U. S. government re-emphasizes the need for health care providers to be vigilant in developing and maintaining HIPAA policies and procedures and to maintain written plans for how to deal with HIPAA breaches. According to a press release on the website for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle… Read More >