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OCR Announces Fourteenth Settlement of Enforcement Action for Right of Access Initiative

The new year brings forth another settlement action for violating the HIPAA Privacy Rule's Right of Access Initiative. "This first resolution of the year signals that our Right of Access Initiative is still going strong and that providers of...

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Don't Take the Bait! Increase your Organization's Cybersecurity Awareness

Organizations everywhere must be aware of the disturbing trend that happens alongside public health emergencies - the increased risk of more frequent cyberattacks! Last year was quite remarkable for the healthcare industry, between all things...

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7 Tips for Working from Home in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many organizations, especially healthcare organizations, scrambling to set up and implement remote working opportunities worldwide. But, just as fast as organizations set up work from home opportunities,...

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Happy Holidays, End Your Compliance Year Strong!

2020 has been quite the year between the COVID-19 pandemic and frequent regulatory updates, and we understand it can be challenging to keep up to date with all that is going on. For example, just recently, there have been proposed revisions and...

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Important Lessons from the HIPAA Audits Industry Report from OCR

There are important lessons for covered entities and business associates in the 2016-2017 HIPAA Audits Industry Report the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) just released. The report is based on their findings from a review of selected covered...

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Mixed Reaction to Changes in Conversion Factor and E/M Visit Codes for 2021

The 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has received mixed reactions from healthcare organizations. The downward adjustment of the conversion factor for Calendar Year (CY)...

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