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Fifth Circuit vacates $4.3M HHS enforcement penalty for HIPAA violations

Jennifer Pike Milada Goturi February 23, 2021
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Last month, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling vacating a $4.3 million dollar civil monetary penalty against the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center by the US Department for Health and Human Services for alleged violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. READ MORE

HHS provides updated guidance on Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements

Nicole Jobe February 3, 2021
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On January 15, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services announced it has amended the reporting timeline for those who received Provider Relief Fund payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate. Additionally, pursuant to the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, HHS revised the methodology for calculating lost revenues. READ MORE

HHS provides update for Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements

Nicole Jobe August 24, 2020
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Recipients of aid from the Provider Relief Fund are required to submit reports detailing how the funds were used, but detailed instructions and a data collection template have not yet been released. This article outlines what we know about the reporting deadlines while recipients await further guidance. READ MORE

HHS issues voluntary health care cybersecurity guidelines

Jennifer Pike Milada Goturi January 17, 2019
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The latest cybersecurity guidelines published by the Department of Health and Human Services, developed in response to a mandate of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, provide healthcare organizations of all types and sizes with information on cybersecurity practices. READ MORE

OIG Updates 2015 Work Plan: New Medicare initiatives for hospitals, DMEPOS suppliers, clinical labs, GPOs

Christina Randolph June 9, 2015
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As the health care industry continues to reform its delivery of care models and payment structures, the OIG reaffirmed its continued focus on certain risk areas which pose significant management and performance challenges for HHS. READ MORE