The Compliance INSIDER

Spoof-Don’t Be Tricked! How to Be Cyber Secure and Protect Yourself from Scams!

Spoofing is a serious type of scam that unfortunately happens all the time! Unsuspecting victims are tricked into confirming or releasing personal information, sending money or scammed into various fraudulent activities. Spoofing presents challenges because victims are often convinced that…

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5 Tips for Effective Time Management

“I just wish I had more time!” This is one of the most common phrases we hear from our colleagues, friends, and family members on a daily basis. Those who work in the healthcare profession can be even more prone…

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MIPS 2018 Data Submission Period is Open Now Through April 2, 2019

If you are a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinician who participated in Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program, the MIPS Data Submission Period is open. Data can be submitted and updated any time between January 2,…

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The OIG’s Big Three for FY 2018

The recent Semiannual Report to Congress from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that summarizes the activities for the last half of the Fiscal Year (FY) had some big reveals! Including…

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Start the New Year Off with a Secure Password!

Password Recommendations According to NIST Guidelines   Not too long ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) finalized guidelines that proposed changing password security recommendations and changing some of the strong password practices we are familiar with. As…

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Recent Settlement Demonstrates the Importance of Termination Procedures

The HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities and business associates to implement reasonable and appropriate safeguards for the protection of electronic protected health information (ePHI). The Workforce Security standard requires policies and procedures to be implemented to ensure that all…

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