Monthly Archives: October 2018

Breaches and cybercrime are continuing to be on the rise, especially in healthcare. It’s essential that you take steps to protect your practice’s protected health information (PHI). We can help your practice stay on top of the latest health care news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and up to date on important… 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) Trump administration set to expand religious exemptions to birth control coverage. The Washington Post, October 19, 2018.  The Trump administration is looking to reverse the ACA rule requiring employers to cover birth control 2) Hackers breach… Read the rest »

Is it patient information? In today’s busy office environment, where it is high priority to respond to patient requests as soon as possible, it is common for medical practice employees to text information to each other and to patients. Often, those text messages include patient information. We can help your practice stay on top of… 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) Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads. The Washington Post, October 15, 2018.  In an effort to reduce drug spending a proposed Trump administration rule would require drug companies to disclose… Read the rest »

Malware, bots, spam, phishing. Every day more and more breaches occur through the use of technological tools. Criminal technology is evolving and improving just as fast as we can prepare for their threats. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current 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) Senate easily passes sweeping opioids legislation, sending to President Trump. The Washington Post, October 3, 2018.  The Senate passed the final version of an opioid bill last week. 2) CMS Says Revisions Will Bring Healthcare… Read the rest »

Imagine the following frightening scenario: You try to log into your patient database and find that you are locked out. In your email is a message from someone claiming to have access to the database and all of the PHI contained within it. The message says that they will give you back your database access,… 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) AmerisourceBergen to pay $625 million in U.S. civil fraud settlement. Reuters, October 1, 2018.  One of the largest drug wholesalers, AmerisourceBergen, to resolve fraud charges over the sale of syringes, double billing and kick backs… Read the rest »