Government & Policy

By Gus Venditto 11:32 am April 23, 2014
The conference was designed to provide attendees with practical guidance on how to successfully manage the transition to the new coding standard, which was to take effect on Oct. 1, 2014. But, with uncertainty surrounding the date of the transition, organizers decided it would be best to postpone the forum.
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By Mike Miliard 10:27 am April 23, 2014
Serving notice that "covered entities and business associates must understand that mobile device security is their obligation," the HHS Office for Civil Rights has settled with two organizations for a combined $1,975,220 penalty after their unencrypted computers were stolen.
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By Diana Manos 09:52 am April 23, 2014
Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and advocate for ACOs, will be stepping down from his position on May 16. The announcement came by way of an internal email via CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.
By Carl Natale 09:44 am April 23, 2014
Some are talking about leap-frogging over ICD-10, but can that really be taken seriously?
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By Diana Manos 03:05 pm April 22, 2014
The man with a bullish attachment to ACOs -- Jonathan Blum -- is stepping down from his position at CMS, announced Marilyn Tavenner today in an internal email.
By Erin McCann 02:03 pm April 22, 2014
The new 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report highlights a concerning carelessness regarding privacy and security, specific to the healthcare industry.
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By Diana Manos 11:00 am April 22, 2014
If the U.S. is going to get a handle on healthcare spending, providers and healthcare organizations are going to have to get serious about accountable care organizations, says one expert.
By Bernie Monegain 10:19 am April 22, 2014
The medical center is working with the IRS, FBI and Secret Service to solve what may be a national scheme.
By Diana Manos 08:01 am April 22, 2014
A test conducted this month by a public-private coalition showed healthcare organizations they would rather face a pretend cyber attack than a real one.
By Mike Miliard 08:00 am April 21, 2014
Most providers say analytics are important, but few know how to get there, a new study shows.

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