HHS has pleased some, infuriated others and — along the way — stepped into a congressional buzz saw with the imaginative interpretation of statutory language it wrote into an administrative rule last month to flesh out the federal data breach notification provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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Breach rule ‘not consistent with congressional intent’
Congress is looking a little sheepish right now after confidential information about House Ethics Committee investigations were loaded onto public file-sharing computer networks and became available for the world to see.
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P2P breach hits Congress
The Dept. of Health and Human Services on Oct. 15 released a new tip sheet aimed at helping Medicare beneficiaries deter and detect medical identity theft, as well as health care fraud.
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HHS launches new efforts against medical fraud, identity theft