Requiring Employees to be Tested for Infectious Disease

Employer Required COVID-19 tests for employees, According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and EEOC Laws According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: An employer may administer a COVID-19…

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What is the HITECH Act? Introduction for the Novice
What is the HITECH Act? New developments since 2009 including the ACA of 2010, HIPAA Omnibus of 2013, MACRA of 2015 and 21st Century CURES Act of 2016

What is the HITECH Act? Introduction for the Novice

What is the HITECH Act?   An Introduction for the Layperson People who ask, "what is the HITECH Act?" want to understand how the Act impacts electronic health record use, privacy,…

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Integrated Medical Bill Review Risk Management

Integrated Medical Bill Review and Subrogation Integrated medical bill review combines silos into one solution.  This article provides a summary of various strategies to determine the value of medical bills. Plaintiffs in…

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OIG Regulatory Guidance Standards
OIG Regulatory Guidance from the Office of the Inspector General for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

OIG Regulatory Guidance Standards

What is OIG Regulatory Guidance in Healthcare? OIG Regulatory Guidance has seven elements and is divided by the healthcare industry sector. The U.S. HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG)…

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MACRA : “A” is for Access and “C” is for Children
MACRA's vision is that early interventions with children are key to reduce costly chronic diseases later in life. For this to work, education, access and health data interoperability are imperative.

MACRA : “A” is for Access and “C” is for Children

MACRA Changes Health Care Economics with a Focus on ChildrenMACRA Background: A final rule released on Oct. 14, 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) details the final…

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Whitehouse Requests Updates to Regulatory Framework For HIPAA Compliant Precision Medicine

Precision medicine targets disease at a genetic level for groups of patients with specific attributes.  Sharing patient data at the point of care introduces new opportunities and new HIPAA Privacy…

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Peyton Manning Privacy May Have been Violated by Guyer Institute According HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and HITECH

Peyton Manning's privacy was violated by Guyer Institute IF the press is accurately presenting the facts about the patient and the HIPAA covered entity.

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Meaningful Use Audits, HIPAA Privacy and Security and Safeguards

The HITECH Act, which was enacted as part of ARRA, promotes the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Subtitle D of the HITECH Act addresses the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information. While the HITECH Act mirrors HIPAA, it elaborates with specific requirements

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CMS and OIG Meaningful Use Audits Increase, HIPAA Breaches factor in. What’s your Strategy?

If your hospital is notified by CMS that is auditing your organization's  Meaningful Use (MU) attestation you will need a clear action plan and the advice of experienced people who…

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