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Webinar: Meaningful Use 2014 Data Collection and Attestation Requirements

Important deadlines are coming up for attesting to 2014 Meaningful Use (MU) program for Eligible Professionals: Reporting during the 2014 MU program year determines whether a MU payment adjustment applies in 2016 Learn more about 2014 MU data collection and attestation requirements by attending our 45-minute live

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Webinar: PQRS 2014 Data Collection and Deadline

Important deadlines are coming up for the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program data collection: 2014 is the last year for eligible providers and groups to earn incentives for satisfactorily reporting quality data Reporting during the 2014 PQRS program year determines whether a PQRS payment adjustment

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Latest Health Data Breach due to usage of outdated and unsupported software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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Best Practices to Handle Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Audit

EHR 2.0 recently hosted a webinar on best practices to handle Meaningful Use Incentive Audit. Providers and hospitals have  lot of questions about the documentation requirements  if they get selected  by CMS or state agencies for Meaningful Use Incentive Pre-payment or Post-payment audit. We have provided some

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System Administrator

One of our clients is looking to fill the following position: Systems Administrator The Systems Administrator is responsible for managing and growing the information technology infrastructure of the firm. This includes identifying the appropriate technologies to leverage as well as managing and maintaining the security of the

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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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Your health data is compromised, now what ?

Medical Identity Theft is been happening at an alarming pace these days. Everyday there is news reports about health data breaches in hospitals, private practices and other medical organizations. So what can a consumer do when their health data is compromised? And what can one do to

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CMS extends MU hardship exemption date to Nov 30, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the application for the Meaningful Use hardship exemption deadline to 11.59pm EST on 30 Nov 2014 for Eligible Hospitals (EH) and Eligible Professionals (EP). The previous deadline was April 1 for EH and July 1 for EP’s.

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OCR delays Phase 2 HIPAA Audits but they are definitely coming!

 During a panel discussion at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2014 conference on 30 Sep 2014, Geraldine Davis, an Office of Civil Rights (OCR)  announced that the agency is not yet ready to announce the dates of the Phase 2 HIPAA audits. The delay is due

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