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New eye-watering fine for virus offence

Victoria Police has been equipped with a new offence and an eye-watering fine in the fight to stop coronavirus spreading to regional Victoria. A new offence of failing to comply with the requirement to remain in a restricted area will come into force from 11.59pm on Wednesday. It means Melburnians caught trying to flee the… Read More »

In Fine Print, HHS Appears To Ban All Surprise Billing During The Pandemic

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Federal officials offering emergency funding to hospitals, clinics and doctors’ practices have included this stipulation: They cannot foist surprise medical bills on COVID-19 patients. But buried in the Department of Health and Human Services’ terms and conditions for eligibility is language… Read More »

HIE vendor hit with fine, oversight in aftermath of breach

In May 2015, Medical Informatics Engineering, a vendor operating a health information exchange, discovered suspicious activity involving one of its servers. The cyber attack was a data breach that potentially compromised the health information of approximately 3.5 million individuals. Four years later, the company has paid a $ 100,000 fine to the HHS Office for… Read More »