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Do You Know the Difference Between HIPAA Versus the Common Rule?
The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes the conditions under which protected health information may be used or disclosed by covered entities for research purposes. The Common Rule is a federal policy regarding Human Subjects. Implementation of the Final Rule related to the Common Rule is January 21, 2019. Do you know what the differences are between these two regulations?
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles | Tags: DOD, HHS, OCR, Providers, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Common Rule, Training, Continuing Education | View Count: (387)
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Telehealth, HIPAA, and Cybersecurity

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Telehealth, HIPAA, and Cybersecurity
Telehealth is an increasingly important tool for healthcare organizations to provide patients with more accessible and affordable care options. However, in the excitement of developing telehealth programs, organizations should not lose sight of privacy and security regulations that apply to these new services. After all, protected health information under HIPAA can include data that is transmitted during the provision of telehealth services.
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: CMS, NIST, Providers, ONC, Medicare and Medicaid, HIPAA, security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Healthcare Employees, Emergency Preparedness, Telehealth, Training, Health IT, Telemedicine, Continuing Education | View Count: (289)
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This is what a Social Security scam sounds like

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Earlier this month, we told you about a growing scam: people pretend to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and try to get your Social Security number or your money. That scam is now growing exponentially. To compare: in 2017, we heard from 3,200 people about SSA imposter scams, and those people reported losing nearly $210,000. So far THIS year: more than 35,000 people have reported the scam, and they tell us they’ve lost $10 million. Here’s what one of those scam calls sound like:
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Netflix phishing scam: Don’t take the bait

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Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts to get you to share valuable personal information – like account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords. Scammers use your information to steal your money, your identity, or both. They also use phishing emails to get access to your computer or network. If you click on a link, they can install ransomware or other programs that can lock you out of your data.
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NCQA Launches New Population Health Management Programs

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Our mission has always been to improve the quality of health care for all Americans. Toward this end, we are launching two programs that take a more holistic approach to care: Population Health Program Accreditation, which assesses how an organization applies population health concepts to programs for a defined population, and Population Health Management Prevalidation, […]NCQA Launches New Population Health Management ProgramsAlec Bose
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - In 2013, the Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates began to transform to a patient-centered medical home, earning NCQA Recognition as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice and then as an Oncology Medical Home. In the video below, Dr. Kashyap Patel says the transformation improved quality, saved money, boosted patient satisfaction and inspired his staff. We also […]Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates’ Patient-Centered TransformationLawrence Green
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Patient-Centered Coordinated Care in Midlothian Village

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - NCQA traveled to Midlothian Village, Virginia, to get an “up-close and personal” perspective of how patient-centered coordinated care has transformed the quality of health care at Pediatric and Adolescent Health Partners, an NCQA-Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home. In the video below, Drs. Scott Keel and Ted Abarnathy discuss how this care helps improve clinicians’ responsiveness and […]Patient-Centered Coordinated Care in Midlothian VillageLawrence Green
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - We see yet another move closer to a more value-based health care system that is aligned around a core set of measures—measures that can be influenced by providers and are meaningful to patients. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) have partnered with the National Quality Forum (NQF) to […]Core Quality Measures Collaborative: A Coalition for Better CareAlec Bose
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - On November 14 and 15, NCQA and HL7 hosted the second Digital Quality Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Nearly 250 people attended—more than twice the number than at our first summit in 2017. The 2018 summit was an important step in transitioning HEDIS to a 21st-century model […]2nd Annual Digital Quality Summit: Recap and Key TakeawaysAlec Bose
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New Website: How It Helps You

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - We have redesigned NCQA’s main website—ncqa.org—to give people who care about health care quality important capabilities. Simpler, Shorter Descriptions We rewrote descriptions of NCQA’s mission, products and programs to be lighter and tighter. This streamlining helps you “grab and go”—find the facts you want, then move on. Our new site is 22 to 34 percent […]New Website: How It Helps YouNCQA Communications
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