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The US Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that it is capping the civil monetary penalties that can be assessed to covered entities, business associates, and health plans for HIPAA violations.
In continuing efforts to address the opioid epidemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has introduced new Medicare Part D patient policies designed to curtail abuse while still preserving access for patients in need of pain management.
Hospice providers have taken note as health information technology becomes increasingly more important in the industry, and are starting to adopt more high-tech solutions for improving reimbursement and as a means of improving patient care
After the new checklist was implemented, the completion rate for medication reconciliation increased from 88 percent to 98.7 percent, and the completion rate for discharge summaries saw a dramatic increase from 58 percent to 80 percent.
MD Anderson is basing its appeal on several claims, including arguing that the $4.3 million penalty is excessive and is in violation of the eighth amendment to the Constitution, exceeding HIPAA’s statutory caps. Some HIPAA security experts are skeptical of the cancer center’s legal arguments and predict they won’t succeed.