Cyber security: a key topic at 2013 HCCA Conference...

HITECH

Apr 26 2013 by
The 17th annual Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute Conference took place in National Harbor, MD and was attended by healthcare personnel and data protection and security professionals.  Key topics covered in various panels related to cyber security issues including medical identity theft, data breaches and patient health information (PHI) protection as dictated in the recently released HIPAA...

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Final ruling for HIPAA/HITECH Act protects patients from dat...

HITECH

Mar 12 2013 by
By now you are aware that the much anticipated final ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding regulations implementing the security, privacy, and data breach notification provisions of the HITECH Act were released on January 17, 2013.  The HHS’s hope in issuing this final rule is to strengthen the data and security protection for individuals’ health information. This ruling finalizes an...

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Ensuring compliance with new healthcare legislation...

HITECH

Nov 23 2010 by
Legislation has been introduced in Congress to crack down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud. This legislation comes at a time when incidents of medical fraud are on the rise and the Obama Administration is poised to role out sweeping healthcare reform.  Medical fraud is estimated to cost the U.S. health care system $100 billion a year. The new rules will give federal health officials key powers to detect fraud early and...

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