Week in Review for Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

This week's top news and views: Massive Health Insurance Fraud Alleged; FTC: No Major PHR Breaches So Far; Claims Database Raises Privacy Concerns.Here's what you'll find in our review of some of's most compelling content from the past week:
  • Federal authorities have charged 44 alleged members and associates of an Armenian-American organized crime enterprise in connection with two massive health insurance fraud schemes.
  • In the year since the breach notification rule for personal health records took effect, no major breaches affecting 500 or more individuals have been reported, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
  • A plan to create a national database of certain healthcare claims data has some privacy advocates fuming.

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