CMS: More Flexibility for MACRA Reporting Program Compliance

In response to numerous stakeholder requests for more time, CMS announced its plan to offer providers more flexibility in complying with the reporting periods tied to MACRA.

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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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OCR HIPAA Audits Lead to Higher HIPAA Compliance Practices

With phase 2 of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Right (OCR) HIPAA audits already underway, a new survey finds that HIPAA compliance efforts have improved in two years’ time.

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OCR Begins Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program

The hotly anticipated Phase 2 series of HIPAA privacy and security audits of covered entities’ and their business associates are underway, the US Department Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced Monday.

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Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Clinical Documentation
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Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Clinical Documentation

In this month’s installment of HIM Frontlines, Felicia E. Heimer, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, spoke with Journal of AHIMA to help give HIM professionals an idea of how the federal government is approaching healthcare fraud, and to offer advice on steps for maintaining compliance.

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