November 15, 2019

Create a Culture of Healthcare Site Compliance in 5 Simple Steps

The recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) report on Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States (2019 AR Threats Report) includes the latest national death and infection estimates that underscore...

October 9, 2019

How is HIPAA enforced? That may be a simple enough question, but it also contains more nuance than may initially be expected. Determining how HIPAA is enforced can depend upon how the term enforcement is viewed and interpreted.

The first step is to define enforcement. T...

October 2, 2019

Remain Calm, Remain Honest – and Remain in Business

Avoiding the inevitable does not make it go away.

Healthcare patients choose a provider based on the quality of care. In addition to that, the public will generally assume that their private information is safeguarded a...

September 26, 2019

Since at least the beginning of the summer, it seems as though no day can go by without another phishing incident being reported by a healthcare entity. The reports are almost always the same too. After some period of time (usually not the same day), unauthorized activ...

September 9, 2019

While many areas of HIPAA compliance result in confusion and misinterpretation, responding to document requests from parties in litigation is one that has been presenting itself frequently. The classic scenario is Party A and Party B are in a lawsuit with each other. P...

August 7, 2019

CMS released its proposed policies for the 2020 performance year of the Quality Payment Program via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
Key proposals for 2020 performance year of the Quality Payment Program include:

  • Increa...

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