In Billing
Apr 21st, 2015
The end of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) wasn’t the only Medicare dinosaur fossilized in mid-April. Recent breaches of personal health information (PHI) and a decade of horror stories about exposed Social Security identification (SSI) numbers prompted the government to mandate that the numbers be removed from Medicare cards, last week. President Obama signed a ...
In CMS
Apr 24th, 2014
Two entities have paid the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) $1,975,220 to resolve potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules thanks to unencrypted laptop computers.. OCR opened a compliance review of Concentra Health Services (Concentra) upon receiving a breach report ...
Jan 16th, 2013
Your practice can no longer brush off breaches of electronic patient health information (ePHI) files if fewer than 500 patients are exposed. Small breaches carry the same risk for all providers, according to HIPAA and HITECH regulations. The Hospice of North Idaho’s recent breach settlement with the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) of ...