Healthcare News & Insights

4 HIPAA compliance areas your BAs must check

It finally looks like the feds are starting up the next phase of HIPAA audits — but there’s still time to ensure your business associates (BAs) are staying compliant. 

More meaningful use flexibility and audits are coming

A proposed rule could make it easier to attest to meaningful use Stages 1 and 2, but an auditor could still be coming to penalize you for past attestation. 

What’s the OCR planning for hospitals in 2015?

Finally, some good news for hospitals worried about new HIPAA audits and enforcement from the Department of Health and Human Services. 

CMS updates audit guidelines for RACs

For hospitals looking for news about future audits from the feds, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new details about its Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program.

How hospitals can prevent EHR fraud

As more hospitals expand their use of electronic health records (EHR) systems, they’ll have to make sure certain EHR functions don’t lead to improper billing. 

How to prepare for meaningful use audits

Hospital leaders should expect the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be more vigilant about auditing providers attesting to meaningful use of their electronic health records (EHR).  

HIPAA audits delayed — but this compliance risk for hospitals is still lurking

There’s good and bad news for providers who were stressed about the upcoming HIPAA audits. The good news: There’s more time to ensure compliance. The bad news: You might still be at risk through an outside factor. 

Is your hospital ready for the next round of HIPAA audits?

HIPAA audits are starting up again soon, but the changes in phase 2 of the program could shake up healthcare facilities that aren’t prepared.

30% of providers don’t know HIPAA regs, audits show

HIPAA audits conducted last year found hospitals were committing a number of violations. The most common reason: They weren’t familiar with what the law requires.

CMS: 5% of EHR incentive applicants will be audited

The feds have announced some new details about upcoming audits of hospitals receiving payments for the meaningful use of electronic health records.