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HIPAA/HITECH Assessment for Business Associates

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ( Section 13411 of the HITECH Act) requires HHS to consider Healthcare Business Associates like the healthcare covered entities. Business associates are required to comply with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and Breach Notification standards just like the […]

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Random Audits by OIG for Meaningful Use have begun!

A random sample of providers who have received incentive payments of achieving Meaningful Use have been sent a notice for a Meaningful Use Audit by the Office of Audit Services of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though […]

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Visit our booth at AHLA Conference

Visit EHR 2.0’s booth at the Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues 2015 Conference organized by AHLA on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Friday, March 27, 2015 Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel Baltimore, MD https://www.healthlawyers.org/Pages/In-Person-Details.aspx?MeetingId={FDEC3628-46C6-E311-905C-00505692001D}&TermBegins=07/01/2014%2012:00%20AM&TermEnds=06/30/2015%2012:00%20AM

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New EHR Attestation Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals: March 20, 2015

As per an email sent by CMS, Eligible professionals now have until 11:59 pm ET on March 20, 2015, to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year. CMS extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit […]

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2015 to be the “Year of the Healthcare Hack”

Security experts are warning the Healthcare Industry and Insurance companies that they are easy targets for cybercriminals. In the past few years, we have seen the frequency of cyber attacks in the healthcare sector go up rapidly and large amounts of health data or ePHI compromised. So […]

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7 strategies to help physicians prepare for a Meaningful Use Audit

How do you prepare for a Meaningful Use Audit? Read the 7 tips below: (1) Assume you will be audited and be prepared for it. Keep records of the registration/attestation processes and documentation for at least six years (2) Respond promptly after receiving an audit letter (3) […]

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Stage 2 Meaningful Use Attestation reporting period shortened by CMS

The Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services intention on 29 January 2015, to shorten the reporting period for Stage 2 Meaningful Use Attestation from 365 days to 90 days was well received and wildly applauded by the Industry. As per CMS’ blog post on 29 Jan 2015 […]

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Latest Health Data Breach due to usage of outdated and unsupported software

How important is it to regularly review IT systems to access and address the risks to ePHI? Extremely Important. The Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) is in the process of settling a large fine with the Offie of Civil Rights (OCR), for violations of HIPAA’s Security […]

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Is patient protected health information safe if a Covered Entity has a dispute with their Business Associate?

How do you ensure Electronic protected health information (ePHI) is safeguarded when a contract between a Covered Entity and a Business Associate ends? Especially when there is a dispute. A Business Associate Agreement between a Covered Entity and their Business Associate must clearly spell out the following […]

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Security Risk Analysis for Meaningful Use could be completed any time during the reporting year

CMS relaxes the requirements for conducting security risk analysis from “during the reporting period” to “anytime during the reporting year.” To meet the “Protect Electronic Health Information” core objective for Stage 1, eligible professionals (EP), eligible hospitals or critical access hospitals (CAH) must conduct or review a […]

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  1. Managing the Risks of a Healthcare Data Breach

    April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm