Posts Tagged Compliance

HHS’s First Step to MACRA Legislation

Administration takes first step to implementing legislation modernizing how Medicare pays physicians for quality On April 27th, 2016, The Department of Health and Human Services  issued a proposal to align and modernize how Medicare payments are tied to the cost and quality of patient care for hundreds […]

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Healthcare Data Breach and Risk Assessment

– Do you have a complete understanding of the new HIPAA breach notification requirements? – Does your practice have written policies and procedures for incident response and breach notification? – Do you understand the data breach risk assessment requirements? – What are the symptoms of a data […]

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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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HIPAA compliance toolkit by HHS for Healthcare providers

A new security risk assessment (SRA) tool to help guide health care providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from HHS. The SRA tool is the result of a collaborative effort by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator […]

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Crafting a Social Media Policy: Who needs to be at the table?

The healthcare industry has been slow to embrace social media. Only 23% of registered hospitals are active on a social platform in 2013*. This number is expected to double in 2014. Yet almost 69% of hospitals do not have a social media policy. There are many good […]

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10 Myths and Facts about HIPAA and Meaningful Security Risk Analysis

Conducting  a security risk analysis to meet the standards of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule is included in the meaningful use requirements of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. The following areas addresses some of the common myths about conducting […]

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6 Reasons Healthcare Systems Fear Social Media

There are over 5,700 registered hospital systems in the United States. A recent survey of hospitals  determined less than 1,600 systems participate in social media*. That means less than 30% of US  hospitals are involved in the social conversation. Why? For smaller hospital systems the answer could be very simple […]

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Social Media Policy Development, Training, and Enforcement Guidelines for Healthcare Organizations

Before engaging in social media or even setting up accounts, your healthcare system needs to have a social media policy.  Creating a policy should be a team project to make sure all stakeholders have a voice in the process along with an understanding of potential violations. This […]

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YouTube Best Practices and HIPAA Compliance

Video has become central to our lives, both business and personal. The use of video platforms, notably YouTube, can have important business implications for a healthcare system as well as potential HIPAA violation issues if used incorrectly. In addition, being aware of patient use of video (and […]

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Social Media Reputation Management and Monitoring

Do you know what your marketplace is saying about you? Regardless of whether you have a social media presence or not, there are conversations happening on the web about your healthcare system, staff, and services. If you have a social media presence, you are in a better […]

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