Compliance & Legal

Supreme Court rejects CareFirst bid to review breach case
By Jessica Davis 04:47 pm February 21, 2018
The case heads back to a lower court where CareFirst faces a class action lawsuit from patients impacted by a 2014 breach of the insurance company.
veterans affairs secretary David Shulkin

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD. Credit: Veterans Affairs

By Jessica Davis 02:47 pm February 14, 2018
A report found David Shulkin, MD, also improperly accepted tickets to Wimbledon during his summer trip to Europe, but the secretary calls the report inaccurate and biased.
By Jessica Davis 04:16 pm February 08, 2018
Passed unanimously by the House, the bill would require the Department of Health Professions Director to annually review the controlled substance prescribing patterns of providers.
Epic EHR
By Bernie Monegain 04:34 pm February 07, 2018
Florida District Court Judge said the plaintiff is lacking facts to backup the allegations that a glitch in Epic electronic health record software caused hundreds of millions of dollars in overbilling.
Texas Hospital Association Clearwater Compliance

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, is one of many Texas Hospital Association members.

By Mike Miliard 04:09 pm February 05, 2018
The firm will help Lone Star State hospitals do risk assessments and manage OCR audits.
HHS breach

Credit: Fresenius Medical Care North America

By Jessica Davis 02:53 pm February 01, 2018
The first enforcement settlement of the year follows an OCR investigation of Fresenius Medical that began in 2013.
HHS oversight

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, speaking at a House committee meeting in December. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 02:27 pm January 30, 2018
Just days after Alex Azar was confirmed as HHS Secretary, the House Oversight Committee took the agency to task for being uncooperative and missing mutually agreed upon deadlines.
Outcome Health

Chief Operating Officer Nandini Ramani will lead the company during the interim period while Outcome Health searches for a new CEO. Photo from Outcome Health on Facebook

By Jessica Davis 12:07 pm January 29, 2018
Three months after investors sued the Chicago-based startup for false data and financial reports, co-founders Rishi Shah and Shradha Agarwal have stepped down.
allscripts EHR
By Jessica Davis 11:47 am January 26, 2018
The lawsuit alleges Allscripts failed to secure and audit its system, which caused the system outage for about a week, causing “significant business interruption” for its clients.
CareFirst Supreme Court breach case
By Jessica Davis 02:39 pm January 19, 2018
The Maryland insurance giant is asking the Supreme Court to review the August decision because without the review, attorneys argue the company will be hit with a flood of data breach suits.

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