News & Analysis

January 27, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

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.

January 22, 2020
Medicare Insider

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!

January 20, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

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.

January 15, 2020
Medicare Web

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.

January 15, 2020
Medicare Insider

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!

January 8, 2020
Medicare Web

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.

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