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First state HIPAA enforcement action against a business associate returns $2.5 million payout

USA - August 2 2012 In February, we alerted you to the first HIPAA enforcement action taken against a business associate.

Elizabeth H. Johnson.

Responding to an audit? Be prepared! Shorts on long term care May 2012

USA - May 1 2012 As a health care provider, you’re probably aware of the efforts by the state and federal governments to identify and recover overpayments made by the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

Kenneth L. Burgess.

OCR begins HIPAA audits under the watchful eye of congress

USA - January 19 2012 In November 2011, as required by the HITECH Act, the Office for Civil Rights began auditing selected covered entities’ compliance with the privacy and security provisions of HIPAA and its implementing regulations.

Elizabeth H. Johnson.

Everything really is bigger in Texas

USA - September 30 2011 Texas recently enacted House Bill 300 (the Law).

Elizabeth H. Johnson.

Value-based reimbursement: CMS ups the ante for hospitals with proposed rulemaking

USA - March 14 2011 Among the many reforms mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals will be subject to a Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program (Hospital VBP Program) applicable to Medicare payments for inpatient stays under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS).