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New state law mandates education about end-of-life treatment

Beginning in 2015, the newly enacted Medical Treatment Laws Information Act imposes educational requirements on Oklahoma health care providers related to patient end-of-life treatment decision-making. Two groups of...more

Challenges Physicians Can Expect in 2015

Reimbursement for medical services continues to decline. Continuing uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act persists. Government regulations create burdensome paperwork, busywork, and compliance headaches. Technology costs...more

Government targets ‘risky business’ with free HIPAA assessment tool

Last week, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a toolkit for covered entities and business associates to use to perform a security risk assessment. The HIPAA Security Rule...more

4/10/2014  /  Data Protection , HIPAA , Investigations , PHI

New Oklahoma security law requires fingerprint-based background checks on certain healthcare employees: Staggered implementation...

Beginning March 1, 2014, and phasing in over the next several months, a new Oklahoma law requires certain long-term care, residential, and health care providers to perform eligibility screening and national fingerprint-based...more

HIPAA — Countdown to New Regulations

The new HIPAA regulations become effective on September 23, 2013. Many health care providers have been focused on revising business associate agreements and getting them signed up. Keep in mind that new business associate...more

McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert: New HIPAA regulations - Begin your compliance review now

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule amending the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security regulations and implementing the Health...more

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