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:

  1. 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.

  1. Medicare finalizing coverage policy for coronavirus vaccine AP

Medicare will cover the coronavirus vaccine for free.

  1. Hospitals brace for more cyberattacks as coronavirus cases rise The Hill

Healthcare organizations are preparing for more cyberattacks as hackers continue to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. CMS releases final price disclosure rule: 5 things to know Becker’s Hospital Review

CMS released a final rule requiring health plans to disclose negotiated rates with hospitals and providers.

  1. FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US health care system The Detroit News

Cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of extortion attempts against the US healthcare system that could lock up information systems amid the COVID-19 spike.

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