OCR Releases Protocol to Help Covered Entities Prepare for Phase 2 HIPAA Audits

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) earlier this month released an updated audit protocol to help covered entities and their business associates document their compliance with the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule.

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Feds Release MACRA Proposed Rule, Outline Meaningful Use Overhaul

Federal health officials announced this week details of an initiative to replace the “meaningful use” Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), in a notice of proposed rulemaking.

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Readiness for Audits Essential for IG Programs
Apr28

Readiness for Audits Essential for IG Programs

Readiness for audits conducted by external entities in order to demonstrate compliance is an essential function of an organization’s IG program.

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Resolving Conflict in the CDI-Coding Professional Relationship
Apr27

Resolving Conflict in the CDI-Coding Professional Relationship

As with any partnership in life, the relationship between the clinical documentation improvement specialist and the coding professional is crucial to the success of a CDI program.

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Concerns About Ransomware Rise as Attack Rates Climb

A series of recent surveys point to challenging times ahead for healthcare providers who have neglected to take the proper steps to prevent a cybersecurity attack.

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