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Medicare's new payment model, released in April 2016:

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Medicare's plan for awarding some physicians and other clinicians 5 percent performance incentives:

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14-page report, titled Quality Payment Program:

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Report titled, A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure:

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2015 letter from 36 professional associations to Karen B. DeSalvo, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology:

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Report titled, Capturing High Quality Electronic Health Records Data to Support Performance Improvement:

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Medicare Spending and Financing Factsheet from the Kaiser Foundaion:

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MyHIPAA Guide Webinars Commencing May 2016 HIPAA Compliance Audits now active 2016

 
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 08:17

Examples of Social Media Cases under HIPAA

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Nurse gives up license after sharing image of patient's private parts in violation of HIPAA:

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In March 2016, the federal government announced HIPAA audits had begin.  Even for a smaller practice, HIPAA fines and settlement amounts can be steep. Here is an example of a HIPAA settlement last September involving a group of radiology oncologists:

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In a 2014 survey, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) revealed that 48 percent of the responding Boards of Nursing (33) faced social medial challenges in violation of HIPAA.  Several reported images of patients begin shared on social media.  Click on the PDF befow to read more.

Learn more about social media as a HIPAA compliance concern

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Click below to learn about top compliance concerns in the 2016 Hot Topics Survey co-sponsored by the nonprofit Health Care Compliance Association; social media ranks #1 among healthcare respondants as a HIPAA compliance concern.  HIPAA-required policies and procedures can help cut down on abuses.

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The Tampa Bay Times reports on a patient privacy breach under HIPAA:

Learn how hospital staff can violate HIPAA

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Friday, 01 April 2016 11:42

Board of Nursing Survey & Guide

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Click here for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) 2014 survey results; know the importance of staff training in avoiding HIPAA violations on the part of HIPAA covered entities and their business associates.

Click here for A Nurse's Guide to the Use of Social Media, also from NCSBN.

 

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Downloads available for MyHIPAAGuide subscribers include:

  • 2017 Medicare EHR Incentive Program Payment Adjustment Hardship Exception Application. Reference Section 2.3 of the application for the newly defined provision relating to insufficient time for 2015 reporting on Meaningful Use.

  • To apply for a hardship exception, you may download the following applications and other helpful resources on the MyHIPAAGuide.com website. Downloads include:

    • Hardship Applications forms for Providers, Hospitals and the form specific to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).

    • New and Updated FAQs on Reporting Requirements for CMS

    • Modified Stage 2 Attestation Worksheet

    • February 2016 Hardship Instructions

    • February 2016 Rule on Returning Overpayments

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Thursday, 03 March 2016 07:24

CMS FAQs

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In this FAQ, CMS says it will not require providers or hospitals to submit documentation for any hardship category, and it will not review supporting documentation on a case-by-case basis.

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