HIPAA Hysteria

Is it a romantic comedy Yes Is it a legal thriller Yes Margaret Nicks, a new graduate with a couple of degrees in health information management, becomes the Acting Director of Health Information Management at a hospital when the Director suffers a stroke She quickly finds out that her new duty of getting the hospital HIPAA compliant won t be easy But she hires a consuIs it a romantic comedy Yes Is it a legal thriller Yes Margaret Nicks, a new graduate with a couple of degrees in health information management, becomes the Acting Director of Health Information Management at a hospital when the Director suffers a stroke She quickly finds out that her new duty of getting the hospital HIPAA compliant won t be easy But she hires a consultant that she had met at a Cross Country seminar Follow their struggles with the hospital doctors, staff, and administration to get them into compliance They are attracted to each other, but legal ethics prevents him from dating her After the compliance date, a hospital employee commits identity theft and blames it on the hospital s failure to enforce HIPAA Management tries to hang Margaret out to dry to save the hospital administrator and the governing board from liability The U.S Attorney indicts her under the theory of corporate criminal liability So she hires the consultant, who is also an experienced defense attorney Can he keep her out of federal prison Will they end up an item after she is no longer his client
HIPAA Hysteria Is it a romantic comedy Yes Is it a legal thriller Yes Margaret Nicks a new graduate with a couple of degrees in health information management becomes the Acting Director of Health Information Manag

  • Title: HIPAA Hysteria
  • Author: Jonathan P. Tomes
  • ISBN: 9781880483237
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “HIPAA Hysteria”

    1. HIPPAA Hysteria took me into a world totally alien to me. I never give a thought to such things as the regulations of hospitals and doctors and all the red tape. Normally I would not even be interested. But when this book landed in my hands I was in the mood for a diversion and a good read so I thought, "why not?" So I picked it up and read it. Tomes set the stage by introducing the reader to the required vocabulary and terms for survival in this world of red tape and government regulation and i [...]

    2. I won this signed advanced copy in a contest.I was so excited to start this book. However, it was such a let now.I am in the insurance field and have worked in HR and also in hospital billing. I didn't think I would have any problem following this story. Boy was I wrong! This book had way too much terminalogy in it for me. It felt like I was being hit over the head w/ all the terms. The majority of this book felt like a "what not to do" regarding HIPAA laws. There were entire pages of story aft [...]

    3. HIPAA Hysteria was a great read. The way the author wove his knowledge of the military, the legal system and HIPAA compliance laws together was brilliant. He compelled the story forward with a tasteful romantic plot that really allowed my own imagination to soar. I couldn’t put the book down until I had finished reading it. I am looking forward to reading more of his novels and hope to see a sequel to this one.—Sandra M. Smith

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