Cyber Security and HIPAA Privacy Rule

Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, appropriate safeguards are required to protect the privacy of Personal Health Information (PHI). The Rule sets conditions and limits on the uses and disclosures that might be made of such information without the patient’s authorization. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

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MACRA Final Rule: Pros and Cons of MIPS and APM

Since its release in October 2016, Healthcare providers have been analyzing how the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Final Rule will impact their healthcare organization. MACRA is an incentive program for Eligible Professionals (EPs), and the final rule consolidates three existing programs: the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR), the Physician Value-based Payment...

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