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CMS Final Rule Removes Certain Training Requirements in CY 2019

CMS Final Rule Removes Certain Training Requirements in CY 2019 It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is dwindling down with New Year’s Day approaching. In the compliance world, it is the time of year when Plan Sponsors…

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Common Healthcare Compliance Abbreviations

Common Healthcare Compliance Abbreviations ACO – Accountable Care Organizations are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care to their Medicare patients. BAA – Business Associate Agreement, under the Health…

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Breaking News- The OCR of HHS issue a RFI on HIPAA Rules

Breaking News! HHS seeks public input on improving care coordination and reducing the regulatory burdens of the HIPAA Rules! Many of our clients have heard us talk and discuss possible HIPAA Rule changes in the works during site visits, in…

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7 Tips for Dealing with Gossip at Work

7 Tips for Dealing with Gossip at Work “psss… Hey did you hear about the latest gossip? “ “No, what?!” “You haven’t?” “I’m going to tell you all about it.…. just don’t tell anyone you heard it from me!” How…

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HHS Reports $125,000 Settlement with Allergy Practice for Impermissible Disclosure

HHS Reports $125,000 Settlement with Allergy Practice for Impermissible Disclosure    The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a settlement with an allergy practice totaling $125,000. In addition to the…

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10 Key MIPS Updates for 2019

On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP), Final Rule. As of January 1, 2019, the changes will go into effect.  According to CMS, the updates for Year 3…

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