Cigna to test all potential employees for nicotine; Two new resources focused on HIPAA compliance;

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> The Texas Department of Insurance proposed rules requiring criminal background checks, privacy training, proof of identity and evidence of financial responsibility for federal health insurance exchange navigators, the Insurance Journal reported. Article

> Medicare overpaid JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Fla., more than $4.3 million in 2009 and 2010 because the hospital failed to comply with Medicare billing requirements, according to an audit from the Office of Inspector General. Report (.pdf)

> Starting next month, Cigna will test all prospective employees for nicotine and drug use, Al Jazeera America reported. Potential future employees can't smoke, chew tobacco or even use smokeless e-cigarettes. Article

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> Two new guides are in the works to help organizations with HIPAA compliance, reports Healthcare Info Security. Article

> Organizations must be proactive and adjust their security and privacy approaches frequently to avoid breaches, according to Jim Noga, Vice President and CIO of Boston-based Partners HealthCare. Article

And Finally… Catching criminals with pastry puffs. Article

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