Secretary Price Statement on CBO Report

15. March 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., released the following statement today on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the American Health Care Act: “The CBO report’s coverage numbers defy logic. They project that zeroing out the individual mandate – allowing Americans to choose whether to have insurance – will result in 14 ...

Secretary Price and CMS Administrator Verma Take First Joint Action: Affirm Partnership of HHS, CMS, and States to Improve Medicaid Program

15. March 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, Ms. Seema Verma was sworn in as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). After her swearing-in ceremony, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., and CMS Administrator Seema Verma took their first joint action, cosigning a letter to the nation’s governors affirming the Department’s intent to work with ...

American Health Care Act Will Restore, Protect, and Preserve the Doctor-Patient Relationship

15. March 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Yesterday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., joined President Trump and Vice President Pence at the White House for a listening session on healthcare. The participants included doctors, patients, and small business owners who discussed Obamacare and how the current law is failing them. After listening to their stories, the Secretary released the ...

Views Why HR managers should review their HIPAA procedures – Employee Benefit News (registration)

14. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
Employee Benefit News (registration) Views Why HR managers should review their HIPAA proceduresEmployee Benefit News (registration)The increase in audits — combined with everything from changes in technology, the addition of a health and wellness program and concerns about hacking — serve as a good reminder why employers should revisit HIPAA training often to ensure compliance.HIPAA ...

Offering states flexibility to increase market stability and affordable choices

14. March 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Providing opportunity through Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the Department of the Treasury, suggested ways to help foster healthcare innovation by giving states greater flexibility. “States need the flexibility to develop innovative healthcare models that will improve patient access to care, increase affordability ...

HIT Think Why HIPAA certified is not a guarantee of compliance – Health Data Management

13. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
Health Data Management HIT Think Why HIPAA certified is not a guarantee of complianceHealth Data ManagementJust before making the ultimate decision, someone asks, “What about HIPAA?” As this question enters the discussion, another person says that the chosen product is HIPAA “certified.” Hearing that the product is certified, everyone is satisfied and … Powered by ...

What Can We Learn from HIPAA Settlements? – GovInfoSecurity.com

13. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
GovInfoSecurity.com What Can We Learn from HIPAA Settlements?GovInfoSecurity.comAn important theme that emerges from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights’ dozens of HIPAA settlements and other enforcement actions is that all aspects of compliance are critical and subject to scrutiny by federal … Powered by WPeMatico

Expanding Beyond HIPAA Audit Prep for Information Governance – HealthITSecurity.com

13. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
HealthITSecurity.com Expanding Beyond HIPAA Audit Prep for Information GovernanceHealthITSecurity.comMarch 13, 2017 – Earlier this month, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) published its newest toolkit to assist organizations in preparing for HIPAA audits. The “External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit” addresses key aspects … Powered by WPeMatico

Secretary Price Committed to Greater Medicaid Flexibility for States

11. March 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., issued the following statement today committing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to using its regulatory authority to create greater flexibility in the Medicaid program for states. The Trump Administration has announced a three-pronged approach to repealing and replacing Obamacare – which includes HHS ...