Approximately 25% of the $3.8 trillion spent annually in the U.S. on healthcare can be characterized as waste, according to an analysis recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
In an interview with Briefings on HIPAA, Tim Noonan, deputy director for the Division of Health Information Privacy at OCR, discussed cybersecurity and trends in reports of unsecured PHI to OCR. This article includes the highlights.
Elite Dental Associates has agreed to pay $10,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for allegedly posting protected health information (PHI) on the social networking site Yelp, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A case manager for the Johns Hopkins Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program in Baltimore, Leonard Spain works with victims of violence, often gunshots and stabbings, presenting a host of special challenges.
Q: If you discover that you have accidentally accessed a patient’s information on your facility’s computer system, what’s the best course of action? Who should you notify first? Are you at risk of being in trouble if you looked at the information before realizing the error?
This week’s Medicare updates include a Special Edition MLN Matters article on diabetes screening tests, revisions to the ambulatory surgical center October payment system update, manual changes related to implementation of the SNF Patient Driven Payment Model, and more!