Privacy and HIPAA

Expanded information-blocking rules under the 21st Century Cures Act are here

Hospitals and health systems are among the healthcare industry stakeholders that will be impacted when expanded rules on information blocking take effect Oct. 6.

Nick Hut October 4, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: More Office for Civil Rights funding could boost HIPAA enforcement

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Cybercrime against healthcare organizations overwhelms the federal Office for Civil Rights, the cost of health inequities could reach $1 trillion, and primary care physicians need more hours in the day to provide recommended care.

Deborah Filipek September 2, 2022

Healthcare financial teams need accounting software that delivers clear, measurable results to navigate today’s challenges

One company uses its cloud-native financial accounting system to provide acute, ambulatory and post-acute organizations with data to solve their most complex challenges, focus on strategic initiatives, increase efficiency and drive growth.

HFMA August 31, 2022

CMS says EMTALA covers situations in which terminating a pregnancy is medically necessary

Even in situations that don’t qualify as life-threatening, the Biden administration says patients have the legal right to receive any type of stabilization measure at the discretion of their physician.

Nick Hut July 13, 2022

HHS policy update: Recent developments include an extension of the public health emergency and notable progress in reducing the Medicare appeals backlog

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra signed a 90-day extension of the COVID-19 public health emergency, ensuring the PHE will last until at least mid-July.

Nick Hut April 18, 2022

Fitch describes the heightened risk posed by cyberattacks on not-for-profit hospitals

Cyberattacks on NFP hospitals increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic and show no signs of abating, Fitch says.

Nick Hut July 26, 2021

CMS proposes to pull support from organ acquisitions: A grave threat to the future of U.S. organ transplants and donor programs

Transplant patient lives at risk under CMS’s proposal to stop supporting donor community hospitals excising organs for non-Medicare patients on waiting lists.

Shawn Stack June 11, 2021

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.

Isaac Kohen December 31, 2019

Addressing unclaimed property challenges

Healthcare providers increasingly are being audited for unclaimed property.

Kendall Houghton June 11, 2019

How to avoid the devastating consequences of HIPAA noncompliance

The potential costs of being found noncompliant with HIPAA are too great for a healthcare provider organization not to have in place a compliance program designed to help safeguard patients’ protected health information.

Hernan Serrano May 29, 2019
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