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September 12, 2017
Hot Topic
 
Insurers and other health care entities continue to face breaches of personal health information that lead to fines and lawsuits under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Here’s a look at recent cases. 
 
Two years after Anthem Inc., the largest health insurer in the country, announced a breach of personal health information (PHI) affecting nearly 80 million of its beneficiaries, the attorneys for those breached have come to an agreement with the insurer....
From HEALTH PLAN WEEK
 
The massive ransomware cyberattack that began by crippling British hospitals and striking targets in dozens of countries, including the U.S., remains a threat to health care organizations, among numerous entities, authorities from HHS and other federal agencies warn.....
From HEALTH PLAN WEEK
 
In the first HIPAA enforcement action of its kind, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) levied a $475,000 fine against a health system that took too long to notify patients and the government after a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI)....
From HEALTH PLAN WEEK

Today's AIS Health Datapoint
 
51.56% ... is the market share of Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in the Small Group sector — their largest market share among all commercial categories. 17.51% is their market share in Medicare Advantage, their largest among all public sector categories.
 
The AIS Guide to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans is now online!

Quote of the Day
 
"We do see [managed Medicaid] as a growth area for [Anthem], even without Medicaid expansion in the future with all the other various long-term support services; aged, blind and disabled; and various other things that are all part of the future pipeline."
 
— Anthem, Inc. Chief Financial Officer John Gallina told investors during a July 26 conference call to discuss second-quarter earnings, according to Medicare Advantage News.
 
 
 

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