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2020 Work Plan Essentials Using 2019 as the Guidepost

This second installment of my 2020 compliance discussion addresses the spectrum of 2020 Work Plan deliverables in addition to HIPAA compliance as contained in my previous article. Effective compliance programs recognize the need to follow developments across a broad-spectrum including litigation, legislation, and issues affecting privacy, security,...
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2020 Compliance Work Plan Matters: HIPAA Compliance Enforcement Trends 2019 - Past is Prologue

This compliance discussion addresses the discrete subject of ensuring 2020 Work Plans address Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) risk. HIPAA compliance cuts a broad swath of work. Your 2020 HIPAA Work Plan should—unsurprisingly--critically assess 2019 enforcement activity to focus scarce compliance resources in an optimal m...
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The October 2019 Allina Memo – an Echo of the 2018 Brand Memo?

Following a US Supreme Court decision in the Azar v. Allina Health Services case in June 2019 (Azar v. Allina Health Services 139S.Ct. 1804 (2019)], the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) undertook an analysis of the decision on Medicare payment rules and compliance actions based on those payment rules.In a 3-page memo dated October 31, ...
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IT’S A WRAP: FINALIZING THE 2019 COMPLIANCE YEAR

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, many people use lists to make sure they accomplish all their tasks.Below is a list a compliance officer may want to check one last time. For Medicaid providers in New York State, prepare to do your annual compliance certification. You must certify if you expect to order at least $500,000 in Medicaid servic...
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SHIELD ACT VS. HIPAA - CONTRASTS AND COMPARISONS

The Shield Act imposes new security and breach notification requirements on New York employers and businesses doing business in New York. I previously blogged on the central tenets of this law. See https://www.trusiaklaw.com/blog/a-word-of-caution-to-hipaa-hybrid-covered-entities-new-york-s-shield-act-amends-nys-breach-notification-law-adds-data-se...
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