From Report on Medicare Compliance - It’s conventional wisdom that if hospitals don’t pay their physicians at least the median compensation for their specialty, they will move to earn more money. But that’s a compensation myth, two experts say. Read more
From Report on Patient Privacy - Covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs), especially smaller ones that have trouble affording compliance tools, may soon get some low-cost assistance on combating cyber threats, thanks to Congress. The help will be courtesy of the recent funding legislation that provides government appropriations through this fiscal year, signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 28. But it falls short of what could have been, and what some security experts believe… Read more
From Report on Medicare Compliance - Seismic activity in the compliance and enforcement world last year will start to be felt in 2016, and some of it may rock health care organizations hard. They will start to feel the effects of the reorganization of CMS’s Center for Program Integrity (CPI), the Department of Justice’s pursuit of culpable individuals in corporate fraud cases, the increase of whistleblower lawsuits that proceed without DOJ and new or revised regulations… Read more
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