Monthly Archives: October 2020

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Aetna settles HIPAA breaches affecting nearly 18,500 members Becker’s Hospital Review Aetna agreed to pay the OCR $1Million to settle three separate HIPAA violations. Medicare finalizing coverage policy for coronavirus vaccine AP Medicare will cover… Read the rest »

Now that audits are resuming in full force, it is essential that your practice is ready. Failure to prepare could result in large fines and loss of patient trust. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and up to date on… 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: Hospital chiefs warn of next, potentially ‘worse’ COVID-19 wave Becker’s Hospital Review An increase in COVID-19 cases has hospital personnel warning that another wave of COVID may be coming. Teladoc Health data shows virtual mental… Read the rest »

Even if a healthcare organization isn’t sure if breached information is accessed or used, it is still a breach. This is true unless the information is unusable, such as encrypted information. For example, a possible breach at McLaren Oakland Hospital that exposed over 2,200 patient files still required McLaren to report the potential breach 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: CMS expands list of telehealth services that can get Medicare reimbursement Fierce Healthcare CMS added new telehealth services that will be reimbursed by Medicare, to accelerate use of telehealth. The collapse of the Beaumont-Advocate Aurora… Read the rest »

Breaches, cyberattacks and ransomware can have a large impact on a healthcare facility. The aftermath is different for ever facility and some facilities are even forced to shut down for good. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and up to… 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: Regeneron Seeks FDA Emergency Clearance for Covid-19 Therapy Bloomberg Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. asked federal regulators to authorize its antibody treatment for emergency use. ‘Shut it down’: Virginia hospital under investigation isn’t safe, nurse says Becker’s… Read the rest »

Cyberattacks and the following consequences can be extremely costly. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and up to date on important matters that will impact your practice.  (To subscribe to our blog click here). Recently, Anthem paid $39.5 Million to settle… Read the rest »