From Report on Medicare Compliance - When Cheryl Eckard was a global quality assurance manager for GlaxoSmithKline, she complained to managers about alleged manufacturing violations at its plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico, and to the compliance department. But Eckard was waved away, a familiar story in the world of whistleblowers and false claims lawsuits that could be told less often if organizations were more responsive to internal reports, said her attorney, Leslie Skillen of Getnick & Getnick in New York City. Read more

From Report on Patient Privacy - From step counters to EKG monitors, the Internet of Things is driving the evolution of wearables into a fuzzy area of federal regulation. The government hasn’t yet determined how to handle the coming tidal wave of biometric data, which are highly personal, yet not necessarily highly sensitive. Read more

Compliance Blog

By AIS Staff - July 15, 2014
The scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that has so outraged the nation over veterans’ access to medical care also has pointed the spotlight on whistleblowers and a covered entity’s compliance with whistleblower protection laws. This month’s issue of Report on Patient Privacy (RPP)...
By AIS Staff - June 16, 2014
Let’s say, for whatever reason, you wanted an electronic copy of your medical records. You have a right to them, by law, except that’s not what’s happening at many HIPAA covered entities. For its June issue, Report on Patient Privacy (RPP) took a look at the websites of several prominent health...
By Nina Youngstrom - March 10, 2014
Two recovery audit contractors have a bone to pick with some of the changes planned by CMS for the next round of the five-year RAC contracts and have filed “pre-award” protests with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Emily Evans, a partner in Obsidian Research Group in Nashville, said at a...

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