Jan. 12, 2011

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Today's Featured Story

As Security Breaches and Fines Grow, More HIPAA Entities Consider the Protection of ‘Cyber Insurance’
Reprinted from Report on Patient Privacy

Hemophilia of Georgia has never had a privacy or security breach. Information is encrypted, security systems are tight, and privacy policies are strong, enforced and followed .... Read Full Story


Quote of the Day

"If the Supreme Court says the [individual] mandate is unconstitutional, it could knock the props out of things, but that’s two years from now….You can’t speculate too much. Either the law is going to be implemented or it won’t — and until then, the law is the law.”

— Bruce Merlin Fried, a partner in the D.C. office of SNR Denton US LLP, told
AIS’s Health Reform Week.

Click here to read the AIS's HEALTH REFORM WEEK article in which this quote appeared. (Free for HRW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


Today's Datapoint

More than
80% …of all Medicare enrollees are chronically ill, according to CMS.

Click here to read the REPORT ON MEDICARE COMPLIANCE article in which this datapoint appeared. (Free for RMC subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


People on the Move

Trius Therapeutics, Inc. named Craig Thompson chief commercial officer. Thompson was vice president of marketing for Pfizer Inc.'s specialty care business unit....Gary Steele has been promoted to director of human resource business support at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. He was a human resources business consultant.


Today's Featured Health Business Job Opening

HCA (Hospital Corporation Of America)
Director, Billing and Compliance
Nashville, Tenn.

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