Now that cyber attacks as a source of data breaches are becoming routine in and out of healthcare, each breach
Healthcare information and security officers are leading efforts to avoid cyberattacks through training and tools as 81% of healthcare executives say that their organizations’ systems have been compromised during the past two years.
Traditionally, the obligations of a business associate to comply with the Privacy and Security Rules promulgated under the Health Insurance
In February 2012, Concentra Health Service, a subsidiary of Humana, reported a privacy breach involving the protected health information of
New York Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center have agreed to pay the largest HIPAA settlement for a breach of
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the final omnibus rule for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), calling it the most sweeping change to HIPAA since the rule was first enacted in 1996.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials recently announced several upcoming compliance initiates that could have implications for 501(c)(3) organizations, including hospitals and health systems.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a study in which it found that Medicare overpaid Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) in 2009 by $1.5 billion.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be paying physicians a higher rate to cover Medicaid patients beginning in January 2013, this according to a final rule released yesterday.
CMS is creating a database of information on Medicare beneficiaries who receive treatment from providers participating in an ACO.
After an earlier delay, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has pushed back the date for enforcement of new identity theft