Healthcare News & Insights

Are you watching for this uncommon HIPAA risk?

It’s important for facilities to watch out for HIPAA violations other than security breaches that could also lead to penalties  — something this facility didn’t realize until too late. 

Another PHI security regulator for hospitals to worry about

Hospitals now have one more government agency scrutinizing their security operations — the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). 

Hospital merger lawsuit could set national precedent

Hospital mergers have been on the rise for a while now — and they’re catching the eye of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for possible antitrust law violations. Right now, one specific merger has the FTC’s and the nation’s full attention. 

Supreme Court puts the kabosh on Georgia hospital merger

If you’re keeping score, it’s the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 1 and hospital mergers 0, thanks to the Supreme Court. In a unanimous decision, it upheld an FTC challenge that contested the merger of the only two hospitals in Albany, GA.