From Report on Patient Privacy - Anne Adams, whose titles include chief compliance officer and chief privacy officer for Emory Healthcare, was glad to “get the call” seeking her participation in a meeting of an “operations team” to discuss how the Atlanta-based health system was going to handle communications related to a patient with Ebola. Read more

From Report on Medicare Compliance - How board members respond to reports of a compliance issue at their organization may turn partly on whether the compliance officer has a personal relationship with them, according to a former federal prosecutor. “You need a personal relationship with the board and it can’t begin when you identify problems. It needs to begin when you are hired, so when you go to the board and say ‘there’s a problem,’ it feels… 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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