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October 24, 2016

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From Report on Medicare Compliance - Ransomware is a type of security incident under HIPAA, but the HHS Office for Civil Rights expects covered entities and business associates to treat it as a breach. That means ransomware should be reported to OCR and to people affected by the breach, except when covered entities and business associates can show there’s “a low probability” that electronic protected health information (ePHI) was compromised, said Nicholas Heesters, OCR health information privacy and security specialist, Oct. 7 at the Fraud and Compliance Forum sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association. Read more

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October 4, 2016
OIG Posts Advisory on Patient Harm, Medicaid Personal Care Services

OIG posts an advisory on patient harm and Medicaid personal care services.

September 28, 2016
CMS Reviving the 68% Solution, Allowing Hospitals to Settle Appeals of Denied Patient-Status Claims

CMS is reviving the 68% solution, allowing hospitals to settle appeals of denied patient-status claims. No details are available.

September 28, 2016
Vibra Healthcare LLC Agrees to Pay $32.7M to Settle False Claims Allegations Over Medically Unnecessary Services

DOJ says Vibra Healthcare LLC agreed to pay $32.7M to settle false claims allegations over medically unnecessary services.

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