A large HIPAA breach settlement after a hospital system’s alleged failure to follow the feds’ suggested solution is a reminder that when it comes to enforcement, the government is holding all the cards.
This week’s Medicare updates include a new addition to the OIG work plan, the January edition of the Medicare Quarterly Compliance Newsletter, the January 2020 update to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System, and more!
While the Privacy Rule applies to various types of health information, the Security Rule only applies to electronic protected health information (ePHI). The major goal of the Security Rule is to ensure proper safeguards are in place for the storing, maintaining, and transmission of ePHI.
HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) should step up oversight of hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended in a recent report.
This week’s Medicare updates include a Special Edition MLN Matters article on appropriate use criteria changes, updates to beneficiary notice forms, a beta version of an ICD-10-CM browsing tool, and more!
The Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule comment period has been extended from January 14 to January 29, CMS announced. The proposed rule would require insurers to provide personalized price estimates and publish negotiated in-network rates and historical payment information.