Archived Blog Posts: 2020 – 2013 

Happy New Year!!

Rickard & Associates wishes you all the best in 2021! Have a happy and safe New Year! As always, in our next blog post, we...
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How to Avoid a Whistleblower Lawsuit

When a whistleblower suit is brought against a company or practice, there were usually many warnings that were ignored or not dealt with appropriately. Many...
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Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Staff at hospitals in DC,...
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New HIPAA Rules?

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) proposed new changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. We can help your...
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Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Telehealth growth attracts the eyes...
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Hackers and Healthcare in 2021

The healthcare industry has been plagued with a variety of hacking and ransomware attacks. It is expected that these attacks will continue into 2021 and...
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Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Committee chairman blocks bipartisan bill...
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How to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 Fraud

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) continues to warn the public about fraud related to COVID-19. We...
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Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Hackers taking aim at crucial...
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Do You Really Know About Drug Side Effects?

Once drugs are available to the public, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a tool that tracks potential side effects. Unfortunately, the tool...
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Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: A Unique Patient Identifier Decreases...
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Are You Aware of the Changes to Stark and Anti-Kickbacks?

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published two final rules in an attempt to reduce regulatory barriers to care coordination. We can help...
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Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 32 hospitals have filed for...
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Are COVID-19 Lawsuits Coming?

Yes, COVID-19 lawsuits are coming. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay...
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Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Hundreds of disillusioned doctors leave...
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Will the Transparency in Coverage Rule Impact You?

The Transparency in Coverage final rule released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor, and the Department of Treasury...
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Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Hospitals take action to avoid...
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Are You Ready for the Ransomware Assault?

The FBI has warned that there is an expected wave of attacks on the United States healthcare system. We can help your practice stay on...
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Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

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...
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Is Your Practice Ready for an Audit?

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...
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