In Audit
Nov 6th, 2019
Many healthcare organizations are seeking to reduce expensive physical office space, improve employee morale, and offer flexible options for the workforce; telecommuting has emerged as a commonplace solution for many of us. How can a compliance officer embrace these more prevalent and relevant offsite employee worksite opportunities while still demonstrating they are managing risks to ...
Jun 24th, 2019
Here’s how to fight back. Most of us are concerned about being personally attacked by cybercriminals, and we must have that same increased awareness within our medical practices. Cybercriminals consider medical practices ripe for the picking. Security policies and continuous education work like pesticides. Are you protected from a HIPAA breach? The Name of the ...
May 15th, 2019
Keen on giving Americans in federally-funded programs more control over their healthcare, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been working closely with past and present administrations to establish regulations governing electronic health information (EHI). On March 4, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a proposed ...
May 13th, 2019
Don’t look any farther than clinic’s walls to find most of the sources of data breaches, says Verizon, which recently released their 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report.  What they found adds to Compliance Officers‘ headaches. Not in Our Stars But in Ourselves The report, which reflects research results of 41,686 security incidents and 2,013 data ...
In CMS
Nov 1st, 2018
Anthem paid a $16 million settlement resulting from a series of attacks in both 2014 and 2015 that had the potential to expose personal health information (PHI) of 79 million people.  Although they paid the $16 million settlement, Anthem does not admit to any wrong doing.  This represented the largest PHI breach in US history ...