Legal and Regulatory Compliance
HHS should ensure 340B hospitals remain eligible despite changes in payer mix, AHA says
Hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program could lose access due to payer mix changes stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic unless HHS issues a waiver.
Providers should prepare for a possible expansion of Medicare site-neutral policies
HFMA’s Chad Mulvany says if the CY2021 OPPS rule is finalized as proposed without significant modifications to CMS's MS-DRG weight-setting process, it heightens the need for hospitals to expand outpatient/ASC capacity and continue aggressive cost management.
And the small print taketh away: Providers need to stay updated on HHS changes to the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund terms and conditions
HFMA's Chad Mulvany reviews some of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service's changes to the terms and conditions related to the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.
5 ways to drive patient privacy law compliance from within your organization
While it makes sense to protect patients’ health-specific data, social security numbers and home addresses from external threats, the most significant threats to patient privacy laws are on the inside.
Addressing unclaimed property challenges
Healthcare providers increasingly are being audited for unclaimed property.
6 Steps to Effective Document Retention and Destruction
Implementing a document retention/destruction process avoids unnecessary storage fees and potential legal issues.
Ask the Experts: HIPAA compliance
What are the HIPAA implications of accessing existing subscriber information in our records for patients who don’t have their insurance information?
$25 million in penalties demonstrates OCR focus on data security
OCR announced 10 important enforcement actions in 2018.