Compliance & Legal

CMS Administrator Seema Verma

CMS Administrator Seema Verma (photo: Drew Angerer, Getty)

By Kat Jercich 09:36 am October 07, 2020
Noncompliance with the new reporting rules "could result in termination for both Medicare and Medicaid," said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
UCSF Mission Bay campus

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By Kat Jercich 09:01 am October 07, 2020
The organizations say they expect the platform, announced Wednesday, to reduce the time and cost associated with creating clinical grade AI algorithms while maintaining data security.
Secretary Alex Azar in a mask

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By Kat Jercich 04:24 pm October 05, 2020
"We have proven we can systematically improve compliance and enable hospitals around the country to report on their COVID-19 data," said TeleTracking President Christopher Johnson.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester

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By Kat Jercich 02:41 pm October 02, 2020
The legislation would require the HHS Secretary to issue guidance to states on virtual care strategies and mandate studies on the impact of telemedicine on healthcare access.  
Anthem office
By Susan Morse 10:37 am October 01, 2020
This is the last open investigation related to the 2015 cyberattack that breached the PHI of close to 79 million people.
Sen. Ron Wyden speaking on Capitol Hill

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By Kat Jercich 02:30 pm September 29, 2020
In a new HIMSS TV series, the Oregon senator highlighted the importance of safeguarding access to telemedicine for mental health services.
Hands on a keyboard with data on a screen
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am September 29, 2020
The breach at the health plan, which affected 10.4 million people, was the second largest to hit healthcare at the time. Five years later, Premera is making the second-biggest payment ever to settle a HIPAA case.
Provider wearing PPE and running COVID-19 test
By Kat Jercich 05:02 pm September 25, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may follow through on threats to revoke federal Medicare funding for hospitals that don't meet COVID-19 patient data requirements, reported NPR this week.
Woman looking at VPN on her phone
By Kat Jercich 04:26 pm September 24, 2020
CHSPSC, a Tennessee-based management company that provides IT and services to providers indirectly owned by Community Health Systems, agreed this week to settle for potential HIPAA violations.
By Kat Jercich 12:50 pm September 18, 2020
OCR announced five more enforcement actions this week under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative, which supports patients' ability to access their medical records.