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No Business Associate Agreement? $31K Mistake

The Center for Children's Digestive Health (CCDH) has paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $31,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and agreed to implement a corrective action plan. CCDH is a small, for-profit health care provider with a ped...
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HHS OIG ISSUES A NEW COMPLIANCE RESOURCE GUIDE

On March 27, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a new resource titled, Measuring Compliance Effectiveness: A Resource Guide . The intent of this guide is to provide numerous ideas for measuring the various elements of a compliance program. A large number of individual compliance program metri...
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HHS OIG Provides Short Compliance Presentations for Health Care Providers

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides short video and audio presentations for health care providers on top health care compliance topics. These free videos and audio podcasts - averaging about four minutes each - cover major health care fraud and abuse laws, the basics of health care com...
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ONC Releases Guide to Electronic Health Record Contracting

Selecting and negotiating the acquisition of an electronic health record system (EHR) is a challenging but important undertaking for any health care provider organization. The guide issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is intended to help the health care provider understand how to manage risks via...
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Significant Points for Physicians and Hospitals from the FY 2017 OIG Work Plan

MEDICARE PARTS A & B HOSPITALS New: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Services – Provider Reimbursement in Compliance with Federal Regulations Incorrect Medical Assistance Days Claimed by Hospitals Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Outlier Payments Case Review of Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Patients Not Suited for Intensive Therapy Revised: Intensit...
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