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FAQ Demonstrates HHS™ Focus on Access and Continuity of Care

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a frequently asked question (FAQ) that explains how under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, health plans are permitted to share protected health...

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Remember! Emergency Access Procedures

Healthcare practices must have established procedures in place for employees on how to obtain electronically protected health information (ePHI) during an emergency. Access controls are still necessary under emergency conditions, although...

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Performing an SRA is a Must for All Healthcare Organizations

Conducting and reviewing a security risk analysis (SRA) is perhaps one of the most important requirements your organization will undertake. An SRA should be thought of as an ongoing process for your organization to be continually improved upon...

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A Disaster Recovery Program is Important Regardless of Location

A Disaster Recovery Program is Important Regardless of Location When we talk about Disaster Recovery and Emergency Preparedness, hurricanes often come to mind, and for good reason! The past few years we have experienced hurricanes that...

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CMS Announces the Beginning of MIPS Data Validation and Audits

CMS Announces the Beginning of MIPS Data Validation and Audits It was not a matter of if but when.... when would the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) review and audit Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data...

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The Largest Healthcare Fraud Scheme Ever Charged by the DOJ

The Largest Healthcare Fraud Scheme Ever Charged by DOJ The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a South Florida Healthcare Facility Owner was convicted for his role in the largest healthcare fraud scheme ever,...

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