Posts Categorized: Compliance

A recent data breach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (“BCBS”) leaves almost 15,000 of their customers in danger of having their personal information stolen. On Friday, BCBS started informing customers of one of its Medicare Advantage plans of the potential breach. The notification is merely precautionary as there is no conclusive evidence as… 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) Obamacare, Ruled Invalid by Federal Judge, Will Remain in Effect During Appeal. The New York Times, December 30, 2018.  A Texas federal judge, who ruled the entire Affordable Care Act invalid, issued a stay this… 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) CMS Finalizes Rules for ACOs. Modern Healthcare, December 21, 2018.  Last week CMS finalized a rule that overhauls Medicare Shared Savings Program requiring accountable care programs to take on risk sooner or be eliminated… 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) Rule Striking Down Obamacare Moves Health Debate to Center Stage. The New York Times, December 15, 2018.  The decision by a federal judge in Texas to strike down the ACA has caused a volatile… 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) House passes multiple Medicaid bills. E&C, December 11, 2018.  The House of Representatives passed the Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible Beneficiaries (IMPROVE) Act. 2) ACOs object to proposed the Medicare rules. The Washington Post,… Read the rest »

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 »

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 »

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 »