In CMS
Feb 12th, 2019
If you thought the Department of Health and Human Services’ loosening of several Obamacare rules indicated less HIPAA enforcement, think again. The agency’s Office of Civil Rights settled $28.7 million worth of HIPAA violations in 2018, up 22 percent over the previous record year. The OCR also announced it achieved the single largest HIPAA settlement ...
HEALTHCON 2019 (April 28-May 1 in Las Vegas) is for everyone on the business side of healthcare, and provides cutting-edge education, networking, and other opportunities to attendees. Expert speakers, such as Office of Inspector General (OIG) Special Agent Tony Maffei, help make this a professional event you can’t miss. AAPC asked Maffei about his presentation, ...
In CMS
Jan 21st, 2019
 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued new guidance  for healthcare organizations to manage cyberattacks.  This is the end result of the 2015 Cybersecurity Act to align the healthcare security practices. Cybersecurity Guidance Starter Kit HHS is marketing the guidance as a starter kit for both those who are IT and non-IT ...
In Audit
Nov 1st, 2018
By law, the Administrative Law Judge level of Appeals has 90 days to resolve appeals submitted to the ALJ level.  However, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has been unable to keep up with the number of appeals submitted to them which has lead to a huge ...
In CMS
Oct 18th, 2018
The U.S. Government has stepped in to help with healthcare crisis in the wake of Hurricane Michael’s devastation. The death toll for Hurricane Michael is at least 29 people across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. Florida’s Bay County is where the Category 4 hurricane made landfall last week. Rescuers and k-9s are still searching beneath piles ...