Monthly Archives: September 2018

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Virginia looks to add Medicaid work requirements, premiums. Modern Healthcare, September 24, 2018.  Medicaid premiums would be based on income. 2) As More Cities Push for Paid Sick Leave, States Push Back. PEW, September 24, 2018.… Read the rest »

Now that you have the required HIPAA policies and procedures in place, your employees must be trained to follow those documents. We help our clients stay on the right side of inevitable OCR audits by making sure all employees are adequately trained on the practice’s policies and procedures. We can help your practice get up… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) HHS To Collaborate With Investors, Startups To Accelerate Health Care Innovation.  Modern Healthcare, September 19, 2018.  HHS is looking for investors on strategies to increase innovation and research in healthcare. 2) Bipartisan senators unveil proposal… Read the rest »

Once you have a complete inventory of all hardware used to access, store or transmit protected health information (PHI), you can create the necessary policies and procedures for your practice. The HIPAA Security Rule requires practices to adopt and implement reasonable and appropriate policies and procedures. We can help your practice get up to date… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Obama Praises Medicare For All Idea As He Begins Campaigning For The Midterms.  Politico, September 7, 2018.  Obama gives his support for Medicare For All. 2) UnitedHealthCare wins challenge of 2014 Medicare Advantage overpayment rule. Modern Healthcare,… Read the rest »

Now that you know what a HIPAA Risk Assessment is, let’s start with the basics. To get compliant and avoid substantial fines, you need to know where your protected health information (PHI) is stored, accessed, transmitted and used. We can help your practice get up to date and prepared to minimize breach risks from employees and… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) To lower drug costs, CMS wants Medicare Part D plans to loosen formularies. STAT News, August 30, 2018.  In an effort to lower drug costs the Trump administration is allowing Medicare Part D plans to… Read the rest »

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is performing more and more HIPAA audits. How can you avoid getting hit with severe penalties from the government? The best way is to perform a complete HIPAA Risk Assessment, and to follow through with training and implementation. Find out how to get compliant, and stay compliant in this… Read the rest »