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Chief Compliance Officers Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Hospice Quality Reporting Program Notices of Noncompliance and Reconsideration Requests

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued notification letters to hospice providers that are not in compliance with the Hospice Quality Reporting Program requirements. According to CMS, all noncompliance...more

What's So Great About an Information Security Policy?

by Brooks Pierce on

Lawyers and compliance professionals constantly tout the importance of internal information security policies, particularly in light of data privacy problems that are reported almost daily in the media. Admittedly, drafting...more

When the Government Comes Knocking

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

This article will provide an outline of some of the most significant points for hospitals to use when confronted with a formal government investigation under the Criminal or Civil False Claims Act. As noted below, you should...more

2015 Trends: #10 Cybersecurity: A Risk that Needs to be on Your Ethics and Compliance To-Do List

by NAVEX Global on

The starting point for every ethics and compliance program must always be an analysis of the ethics and compliance risks faced by the organization. In that light, it’s important to listen to James Comey, Director, U.S....more

Top Five Resolutions for Covered Entities and Business Associates in 2015

The New Year is here. It is time to make those 2015 resolutions, and not just those for getting fit and healthy. Resolve now to improve your organization’s compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...more

Lawmakers Call to Clarify HHS’ Mobile Medical App Regulation

by Cooley LLP on

The mobile medical application marketplace has developed into a $68 billion industry; however, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has not yet updated guidance regarding the Health Insurance Portability and...more

OCR to Begin Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will soon begin a second phase of audits (Phase 2 Audits) of compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)...more

Be Prepared – HIPAA Audits are Coming in 2014

by Benesch on

Later this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) is expected to launch its permanent HIPAA Audit Program. The HIPAA Audit Program is authorized under Section 13411 of the HITECH Act, and is designed to...more

Hospitals Need To Focus On Data Privacy And Security

by Michael Volkov on

To restate the obvious, hospitals operate in a risky environment. They face a variety of risks and a blanket of government regulations. You have to admire the Chief Compliance Officer at a hospital. They learn to live with...more

Hospitals Need To Focus On Data Privacy And Security

by Michael Volkov on

To restate the obvious, hospitals operate in a risky environment. They face a variety of risks and a blanket of government regulations. You have to admire the Chief Compliance Officer at a hospital. They learn to live with...more

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