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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’ proposed outpatient payment rule for 2021: 5 things to know Becker’s Hospital Review CMS released its Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule for 2021, with comments due by October 5. Teladoc Health absorbs chronic… Read the rest »

HHS’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) will be monitoring COVID-19 billing. 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). The higher reimbursement rates for… 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: U.S. FDA finds high levels of carcinogen in diabetes drug metformin. Reuters The FDA found a possible cancer-causing impurity in some versions of the popular diabetes drug metformin. OSHA Health-Care Virus Safety Inspections Mount in… Read the rest »

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a plan, regarding its actions related to response and recovery from COVID-19. It is entitled OIG Strategic Plan: Oversight of COVID-19 Response and Recovery. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and up… Read the rest »

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) hasn’t changed in recent years, but circumstances of late have impacted the treatment of the law. 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… 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: More than 2,000 workers at Henry Ford Health, Beaumont affected by COVID-19 Modern Healthcare ┬áMany Detroit-area healthcare workers are off the job, due to testing positive or having symptoms of COVID-19. Tested positive for coronavirus?… 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: Gov. Whitmer declares state of disaster in Michigan, asks to extend emergency powers Michigan Radio      Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of disaster in Michigan. And she is asking the Legislature to extend her emergency… Read the rest »