Dennis Kennedy

New HIPAA Omnibus Rule Expands Privacy Protections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the final omnibus rule for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), calling it the most sweeping change to HIPAA since the rule was…more
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Upcoming IRS Initiatives Could Impact Hospitals, Health Systems

Internal Revenue Services (IRS) officials recently announced several upcoming compliance initiatives that could have implications for 501(c)(3) organizations, including hospitals and health systems. In recent years, the IRS…more
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OIG STudy: Medicare Overpaid Nursing Homes $1.5B in 2009

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a study in which it found that Medicare overpaid Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) in 2009 by $1.5 billion. The study was based on a…more
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Primary Care Physicians Will See Pay Increase Under Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be paying physicians a higher rate to cover Medicare patients beginning in January 2013, this according to a final rule released yesterday, The rule implements Section…more
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FTC Delays Enforcement of "Red Flag Rules" Until November 1

After an earlier delay, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has pushed back the date for enforcement of new identity theft protection rules until November 1, 2009. The FTC promulgated what are called the "Red Flag Rules,"…more
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