This policy was developed for in-house use by Lowell, Nashua & Chelmsford Oral Surgery Associates and generously shared (March 6th, 2020)
The purpose of this training is to provide you with information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), identify symptoms, and to review infection control and prevention strategies to protect you and our patients...
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a bulletin reminding HIPAA covered entities about the ways that patient information can be shared during outbreaks of infectious disease and other emergency situations, in light of the recent Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
In the bulletin, the HHS confirms that in such situations...
A recent study by CAQH ( CAQH 2019 Index
) shows that providers spend almost $11 per prior authorization when the same transaction, if done electronically, costs about $1.88. The study shows that providers could ...
Are ‘privacy concerns’ just a smoke screen for opposition to the proposed interoperability rule to improve data sharing? It came to light that Epic CEO Judy Faulkner had sent an email to hospital customers asking them to voice opposition to the rule. But it turns out that major hospital systems, opposed to the rule, have no problem sharing data ...
Attacks on healthcare providers account for nearly 4 out of 5 data breaches, making healthcare by far the most targeted sector. Since 2015, one in every 10 patients have been affected by a data breach. In that timeframe, over 300 million medical records have been stolen More than 93% of healthcare organizations have seen a data breach; more than...