ACO Compliance – Unique and Different!

ACO Compliance include requirements specific to the nature and operations of an ACO.  It is somewhat different than a “traditional” healthcare provider, be it a Covered Entity or a Business…

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HIPAA Breach Disclosure Requirements

In my previous blog HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, I discussed the definition of a HIPAA Breach, and some of the requirements for HIPAA Breach Notifications.  Today we will look at…

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HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

HIPAA Breach Notification Rules under the HITECH and GINA Act were issued on January 25, 2013, resulting in modifications to HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement. This is commonly known as…

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2017 OIG Work Plan – Information Technology (EHR)

The 2017 OIG Work Plan is again addressing information technology, with special emphasis on  certified electronic health records systems (EHR).  On November 15, 2016, the Office of Inspector General (OIG)…

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OIG Work Plan 2017 – An Introduction

On November 15, 2016, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released the OIG Work Plan 2017. Totaling over 100 pages this year, you can download the OIG 2017 Work Plan here on our…

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Assisted Living Feasibility Study – Part Three

You’re thinking of doing an assisted living feasibility study – it means that you’re preparing to undertake a major project with significant consequences.  On the one hand, congratulations and on…

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Does your Hospital have a Pokemon Policy?

Many hospitals are dealing with the latest mobile device game craze, Pokemon Go, but not everyone is asking staff and visitors to refrain from playing on the hospital campus. Pokemon No…

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Assisted Living Market Study – Part Two

Assisted Living Market Study questions often asked . . . for today’s post, I’d like to cover a couple of questions which were not addressed in my prior blog: What…

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Ransomware and HIPAA

Ransomware and HIPAA: the Federal Government has recently issued two resource documents: the first discusses protecting your network from ransomware, the second, a Ransomware and HIPAA fact sheet.  Both are…

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OIG 2016 Work Plan Update What’s New?

This OIG 2016 Work Plan Update mid-year summarizes new and ongoing reviews and activities that OIG plans to pursue with respect to HHS programs and operations during the current fiscal…

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