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Key Areas Prosecutors Will Consider When Evaluating Your Compliance Program
Not being compliant with healthcare rules and regulations makes your organization vulnerable to a HIPAA breach or fraud. If either of these issues occur, government agencies like the OCR will step in to investigate the situation. As a compliance professional, you can use your knowledge of what prosecutors will consider when evaluating compliance programs to reflect on the items that your own organization’s compliance program should address.
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance | Tags: HHS, OCR, CMS, CMS Center for Program Integrity, DOJ, OIG, FBI, Providers, HIPAA Covered Entities, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Compliance, Ethics, Health Care Fraud, Billing, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Healthcare Employees, Healthcare Employers, Training, Healthcare Payers, Medicare and Medicaid, Prosecutors, Compliance Program, Corporate Compliance | View Count: (317)
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There’s no HIPAA for cats, by the way

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Margaret C. Scavotto, JD, CHC President, Management Performance Associates Last week, my husband and our five-year-old daughter took our dog to the vet for a check-up. When they came home, my five-year-old was very excited to tell me that she got to talk to Dr. Julie about Abby’s tooth cleaning and Jack’s nail trimming. Abby […]
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| Categories: Compliance | Tags: HIPAA | View Count: (171)
By Adam Turteltaub adam.turteltaub@corporatecompliance.org For many organizations outsourcing their data management is very desirable.  It can provide a wide range of benefits, including the ability to capitalize on machine learning. But outsourcing has risks that must be well understood and managed, says Dan Fabbri, the Founder and CEO of Maize Analytics and Assistant Professor of […]
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| Categories: Compliance | Tags: Podcasts, AI, data management, data privacy, HIPAA, machine learning, outsourcing, Personal Health Information, PHI, third-party risk | View Count: (80)
What You Need to Know About Email and HIPAA Compliance
Many of us use email so regularly that we can sometimes forget about the potential risks associated with it. When it comes to healthcare, there are 152 HIPAA breaches currently being investigated by the OCR that have cited email as the breach location. If you need to send health information to patients or other providers, how do you determine if email would be compliant with your organization’s HIPAA privacy and security requirements?
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Cybersecurity, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: HHS, OCR, ONC, NIST, FTC, Providers, HIPAA Covered Entities, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, Compliance, Cyberattacks, Health IT, Healthcare Employees, Training | View Count: (457)
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Corporate Compliance Best Practices 2019

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By Caryl Anne Crowne Content Writer & Media Specialist, Applya Focusing on best practices for corporate compliance has become essential in business, as public pressure has caused firms to reevaluate goals and workplace policies. A growing awareness on corporate social responsibility has led to more careful audits, emphasizing productivity, fairness and efficiency. Here are key […]
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| Categories: Compliance | Tags: Compliance, Ethics, audit, CSR, ethics, HIPAA, osha, risk assessment, Training | View Count: (89)
Margaret C. Scavotto, JD, CHC President, Management Performance Associates The other day I stopped by my favorite local coffee shop for an afternoon pick-me-up. I ordered my guilty pleasure – a brown sugar rosemary latte – and sat down in the only available seat on the lobby couch to wait. A few minutes later, a […]
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| Categories: Compliance | Tags: HIPAA, data breach, EMR | View Count: (186)
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No Data Flow Analysis? No Risk Assessment

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By Diane Evans Publisher, MyHIPAA Guide Here is a simple truth about assessing risks under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA):   Start by knowing all the places where private information is. Once you know where it is, you can determine where it might end up.  In this sense, risk assessment amounts to a […]
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| Categories: Compliance | Tags: HIPAA, Risk, data flow analysis, ehr, risk assessment | View Count: (94)
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How Blockchain Can Enhance Healthcare Cybersecurity

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How Blockchain Can Enhance Healthcare Cybersecurity
When patients come to you for treatment or medical care, they expect that you will keep their information secure and protected. With an ever-changing cybersecurity environment, you always need to be on the lookout for new tools, like blockchain, that can help keep patients’ data secure at your organization. The important question is: Is blockchain capable of providing the security needed to protect patient health information?
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Health IT, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Cybersecurity | Tags: HHS, ONC, NIST, CDC, MIT Media Lab, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, Cyberattacks, Blockchain, Health IT, EHR, Healthcare Employees, Training, Healthcare Payers, Insurance Coverage, Audit | View Count: (555)
By Inga Shugalo Healthcare Industry Analyst at Itransition There’s no denying that ensuring patient data security is a continuous challenge for healthcare organizations. According to the Verizon’s recent report, the outside activities, involving the loss of data assets (e.g., laptops, flash drives, documents), hacking, using malware and social engineering, account for almost 50% of the HIPAA […]
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| Categories: Compliance | Tags: HIPAA, CRM, ehr, healthcare, healthcare software, PHI | View Count: (118)
Heart Health and Compliance: Reflections for American Heart Month
February is a month filled with hearts. With the endless rows of heart-shaped boxes at the store, internal debates about the health merits of chocolate, and reminders of American Heart Month, you cannot escape discussions surrounding this important organ. Healthcare providers can keep hearts healthy for Valentine’s Day this year by working with patients to help manage their risk factors for heart disease, like high blood pressure or cholesterol.
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles, Mental and Physical Health | Tags: CDC, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, Providers, HIPAA Covered Entities, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, Compliance, CDI, Coding, ICD-10, ICD-10-CM, Mobile Devices, mHealth, EHR, Continuing Education, Healthcare Employees, Training, Heart Health | View Count: (475)
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