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Reasonable Medical Expenses in Tennessee: Supreme Court Ruling

Reasonable Medical Expenses in Tennessee: Supreme Court Ruling

November 21, 2017

By: Mike Vetter Recently, the Tennessee Supreme Court filed the opinion in Dedmon v. Steelman, et al., W2015-01462-SC-R11-CV, which put to rest many questions and arguments related to what reasonable medical expenses mean in a Tennessee personal injury case. In the case of West v. Shelby County Healthcare Corp., 459 S.W.3d 33 (Tenn. 2014), an …Read More

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Nashville Medical News Features Julie-Karel Elkin

June 9, 2017

An article written by attorney Julie-Karel Elkin was recently included in Nashville Medical News. “Cybersecurity: It’s About the Holes” is a feature that addresses the vulnerability of healthcare providers’ systems to hacking. In it, JK cautions those in healthcare to take a proactive approach to cybersecurity, stay on top of regular updates and checks and …Read More

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Trying to Get It Right

May 24, 2017

The Issued and Revised Formal Opinion 477R By Julie-Karel Elkin Although some lawyers may not have been paying attention, approximately five years ago the American Bar Association (ABA) adopted technology amendments to the Model Rules which included addressing a lawyer’s obligation to take reasonable measures to prevent inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of information relating to …Read More

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Deconstructed HIPAA Compliance Presentation with Nashville Attorney Julie-Karel Elkin, May 16

May 9, 2017

Nashville attorney Julie-Karel Elkin is slated as the speaker of JourneyTEAM’s May TECH Talks. Her discussion, “Deconstructed HIPAA Compliance Sandwich,” will include an overview of HIPAA compliance and the fines that can result if personal information is not properly updated and documented. She will cover what can happen if compliance is not followed, what compliance …Read More

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And This Is Just the Half of It

May 8, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin If you ever wondered what it looked like when someone stole your data and released it…here it is. Thanks to databreaches.com, we can all have a very sobering look at what happens when someone grabs your unencrypted data. It is organized in a neat and tidy fashion, just like it is stored …Read More

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$31,000 to $2.5 Million in HIPAA Fines Reported This Week

April 24, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin Two organizations were given fines for HIPAA violations in the past week—one for $31,000 and the other for $2.5 million. Both show how not understanding and complying with guidelines can rack up some major dollars. The first violation resulted in a $31,000 fine, which doesn’t seem too bad based upon some of …Read More

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$400,000 Penalty to Non-Profit System Providing Low-Income and Indigent Care

April 13, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin  “[Metro Community Provider Network] provides primary medical care, dental care, pharmacies, social work, and behavioral health care services throughout the greater Denver, Colorado metropolitan area to approximately 43,000 patients per year, a large majority of whom have incomes at or below the poverty level.” Source: hhs.gov It appears the Office for Civil …Read More

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It Can Happen to Your Practice

April 3, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin On March 24, 2017, Urology Austin sent out notification letters to nearly 289,000 patients informing them of an incident that occurred in January. As quoted by DataBreaches.net: “On January 22, 2017, Urology Austin was the victim of a ransomware attack that encrypted the data stored on our servers. Within minutes, we were …Read More

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Top 10 List for Security and Privacy Aware Providers

March 23, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin Act Now: Compliance with HIPAA, HITECH and all the other rules and regulations, as irritating as they may be, is mandatory, and requirements continue to expand. Refusing to address it in a serious way can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties to your practice. Understand the Issues: Data privacy and …Read More

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More than 1,800 Entries Exist on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Data Breach Wall of Shame

March 15, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin To Date: 1,857 Entries on the Wall of Shame What wall of shame? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services actually keeps a record, as required by law, of reported breaches affecting 500 or more individuals’ personal health information, and, so far, there are more than 1,800 entities that fall into …Read More

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Slow Down, Use Common Sense and Be Very Smart

March 8, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin A March 7, 2017 news blurb in TBA Today referenced an article from Michael Wyland dated February 24, 2017 from the Nonprofit Quarterly, which cited an online scam. In that article, Wyland said, “A version of this scam was responsible for the discovery of Democratic National Committee official emails that ended up being …Read More

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