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    New Medicare ID card mailing completed in California

    August 03, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently completed mailing new Medicare ID cards to California ben...

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    Ask the expert: Am I required to respond to medical record requests for commercial risk adjustment?

    March 02, 2018
    Over the past few months, the California Medical Association (CMA) has received several calls from practices who had re...

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    CMA On-Call: Retention of Medical Records

    January 08, 2018
    California regulations regarding retention of medical records in a physician’s office are a perennial hot topic in the ...

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    Free CME: Patients' right of access under HIPAA

    August 03, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has launched a new training module for p...

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    CMS to remove SSNs from all Medicare cards by April 2019

    April 06, 2017
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will remove social security numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards b...

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    Tip: Smartphones in the office

    November 03, 2016
    To protect patient privacy, develop a written policy on camera and smartphone use in the office. 

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    Cloud computing providers need to sign business associate agreements, says OCR

    October 24, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released updated guidance on the...

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    HHS issues HIPAA guidance on exchange of PHI without patient consent

    February 22, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released two new fact sheets and an accompanying blog serie...

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    HHS modifies HIPAA Privacy Rule as part of executive actions to curb gun violence

    January 11, 2016
    Last week, the Obama Administration unveiled a number of executive actions to address gun violence in the United States,...

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    CMA urges court to protect patient privacy

    September 02, 2014
    The California Medical Association (CMA), joined by the Litigation Center of the American Medical Association (AMA) and...

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    Court further limits application of statutory damages under the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act

    July 23, 2014
    The Court of Appeal issued a published opinion this week in the case of Sutter Health v. Superior Court limiting the ap...

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    Blue Shield data breach affects California doctors

    July 14, 2014
    The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has notified physicians of a data breach that disclosed the social securit...

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