HIPAA Compliance Policy and Your EHR

As many organizations have found out the hard way, there is an important relationship between HIPAA compliance policy and your Electronic Medical Records (EHR). Consider these recent headlines: 100 million…

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Outsourced Chief Compliance Officer for Hospitals

For many healthcare organizations, especially smaller or rural hospitals, resources are scarce.  Outsourcing can often be beneficial for hospitals.  An effective approach in this situation is to outsource the management…

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OIG Work Plan FY 2018-2019 and Monthly Updates

The OIG advertised that they have published its OIG Work Plan for FY 2018-2019, a 2-year frame-work for the audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigative activities planned in support of OIG’s…

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Stark Regulations for Physicians New and Old

CMS made several changes to the Stark regulations for physicians in 2016, including some useful clarifications.  Now there are some court decisions which further clarify the expectations of the Stark…

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