President-Elect Names HHS, CMS Appointees

The president-elect has announced his picks to lead HHS and CMS, including an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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ONC Releases Guide for Negotiating EHR Contracts

While the adoption of EHRs in hospitals and physicians’ offices is becoming ubiquitous, complications such as hidden fees and disputes over securing protected health information within systems are as well.

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OCR to Enforce Investigating Breaches Affecting Under 500 Individuals

Federal health privacy officials issued an alert last week saying that starting this August, it is allocating more resources to an initiative aimed at investigating health data breaches affecting 500 patients or less.

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AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard
Jun20

AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard

NCVHS held a hearing Thursday, June 16 to help provide HHS with guidance on compliance with HIPAA’s “minimum necessary” standard.

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Petition Calls for Unique Patient Identifier Solution
Mar21

Petition Calls for Unique Patient Identifier Solution

A petition that calls for the development of a voluntary patient safety identifier officially launched on Sunday and is now open for signatures.

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