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 »

Now that you know what you need, and you know the necessary steps to start your required HIPAA Risk Assessment, you can start looking into cyber insurance options and applications. Cyber insurance is essential.  Doctors and health care providers who deal with electronic protected health information (ePHI) should look to further protect themselves by purchasing cyber… 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) 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 »