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Security Risk Analysis: Ensure Your Risk Analysis includes an assessment of the Health and Human Services Voluntary Cybersecurity Practices for the Health Industry

On Friday, December 28, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the "Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients" publication. The four-volume publication aims to provide voluntary cybersecurity practices to healthcare organizations of all types and sizes. This document is a valuable resource as health care providers assess and revise their 2019 HITECH required Security Risk Analysis.

Print Plan to Offer Free Anti-Seizure Drugs to Hospitals Could Violate Anti-Kickback Statute

On November 16, 2018, The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General posted an advisory opinion regarding a drug company's proposal to provide free product ("drug") to hospitals for the hospitals to use exclusively to treat inpatients who have been diagnosed with a form of epilepsy ("Syndrome") that may occur through the end of the second year of life.

OCR and ONC Bolster the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool with New Features and Improved Functionality

Patients expect not only quality health care to keep them healthy, but also trust that their most sensitive health information will be protected from threats and vulnerabilities that could lead to the compromise of one's health information. An enterprise-wide risk analysis is not only a requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule, it is also an important process to help healthcare organizations understand their security posture to prevent costly data breaches

CMS Finalizes Changes to Empower Patient EMR Access and Reduce Administrative Burden

On August 02, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules related to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System. Finalized changes will support patient-centered care by reinforcing the MyHealthEData and Patients Over Paperwork initiatives.



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