New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy
Mar15

New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy

Employees’ previously protected genetic testing information might soon be up for grabs by their employers under a new bill recently approved by a US House of Representatives committee, according to the bill’s detractors.

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Government Offers Healthcare Federal Resources to Fight, Monitor Cyber Crime

the federal government is reaching out to HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates to offer federal resources to combat and prevent attacks.

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Going Monthly: Making the Case for Consistent Coding Audits
Mar08

Going Monthly: Making the Case for Consistent Coding Audits

Monthly bills. Monthly lunch meetings. Monthly delinquent medical record report. So many tasks occur once a month. But monthly external coding audits?

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Telenutrition Holds Promise for High-Risk Cancer Patients

Certain types of cancers require compliance with nutritional regimens as part of the treatment plan. Telehealth—or telenutrition—could hold the key to managing patients in rural areas where access to cancer-certified dieticians is more limited.

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OCR to Issue Draft Rule on Monetary Compensation to Breach Victims; Guidance on Texting and Social Media

Federal health privacy officials say that a draft law on financial compensation for individuals whose privacy has been breached will be coming down the pike by the end of the year.

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