This week’s Medicare updates include an article for health care professionals to use as a resource throughout the 2019-20 flu season, an OIG data brief on using CERT data to identify high-risk home health agencies, revisions to the Claims Processing Manual regarding billing for Part B inpatient services, and more!
More than two-thirds of Americans surveyed had at least one unmet social need in the past year and more than a quarter said an unmet social need has been a barrier to health, according to a report released in June by Kaiser Permanente.
Many healthcare organizations aren’t doing a great job assessing the HIPAA risks associated with third parties. Some are having a hard time devoting resources. And many are worried that their current manual risk management processes cannot keep pace with cyberthreats.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reached a settlement with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, a Florida hospital, for allegedly violating the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s right of access provision when it failed to give a mother timely access to her unborn child’s records, according to an OCR press release.