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Colorado governor signs hospital staffing bill

Healthcare Dive

The law includes penalties of up to $10,000 per day for hospitals failing to follow requirements and not taking corrective action, though Gov. Jared Polis asked the state health department to go easy on small, rural hospitals

Misleading, Coercive Language in Bills Barring Trans Youth Access to Gender Affirming Care

Bill of Health

By Arisa R. Marshall. On Friday, a federal judge temporarily enjoined part of a new Alabama law that would make it a felony for physicians to provide gender-affirming care to trans youth. The law had been in effect for less than a week.

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Follow the (Medical) Record: MediCopy Founder

MRO Compliance

Follow the (Medical) Record: MediCopy Founder. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing the founder of MRO’s most recent acquisition, MediCopy , during my podcast show, Follow the (Medical) Record.

The U.S. Government and the World Health Organization

KFF

This fact sheet provides information about the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. government funding and engagement with WHO. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Health Policy Diplomacy Ebola Financing International Cooperation

Healthcare Supply Chain Software Improves Providers’ Work, Promotes Partnership | symplr

Symplr

When a healthcare organization lacks sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical supplies, services, or blood, massive disruptions to business continuity can ensue.

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Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy

Bill of Health

Ameet Sarpatwari , Alexander Egilman , Aviva Wang, and ? Aaron S. Kesselheim.

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Hospitals charge employer health plans more than 2 times what they charge Medicare for same services

Healthcare Dive

Rand researchers also found wide price variations across states. Florida, West Virginia and South Carolina had relative prices at or above 310% of Medicare prices, according to the report

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Parker-Hannifin Cyberattack Affects Almost 120,000 Health Plan Members

HIPAA Journal

Does Talking About a Patient Violate HIPAA?

Compliancy Group

One main focus of HIPAA regulations is ensuring the privacy of the protected health information (PHI) of patients. Most people immediately think about the protection and security of PHI in physical or electronic (ePHI) formats, but what about when PHI is verbalized?

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Another Kind of Performance-Enhancing Drug in Sports: Substances That Improve Creativity

Bill of Health

By Jack Becker. Discussions about performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) are normally all about physical abilities. They revolve around PEDs that can alter strength, speed, stamina, recovery, and even stability. But if every sport were just a competition of physical traits, they’d be pretty boring.

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States move to limit hospital visitor policies in wake of pandemic

Healthcare Dive

The Republican measures have passed in blue states like Colorado and Illinois

3 Strategies for Virtual HIM Departments: From Reaction to Reality

MRO Compliance

3 Strategies for Virtual HIM Departments: From Reaction to Reality. May 16, 2022. Journal of AHIMA. Over the past two years, hospital departments, including health information management (HIM) departments, have been forced to restructure their operations using remote or virtual teams.

Solara Medical Supplies $9.76 Million Data Breach Settlement Gets Preliminary Approval

HIPAA Journal

million settlement proposed by Solara Medical Supplies to resolve a class action lawsuit related to a 2019 data breach has received preliminary approval from the court.

Stress Is Playing A Big Role in Consumers’ Food Habits: Food-As-Medicine Update from IFIC

Jane Sarashon

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated consumers, globally, to take on more DIY roles as well as self-care for health and well-being.

The Tax Code Needs to Do More for Public Health

Bill of Health

By Bailey Kennedy. With the pain of tax day now a month behind us, it’s worth talking about something that we don’t often associate with the tax code: health. It’s not easy to imagine that the tax code could truly do much to make Americans happier and healthier — but there are ways that it could.

Humana expanding primary care clinics through second joint venture with PE firm

Healthcare Dive

The payer plans to open about 100 new value-based primary care clinics for Medicare patients between 2023 and 2025 through the latest deal

Alabama Enacts New Telemedicine Law

Healthcare Law Today

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey recently signed SB 272 into law, setting forth telemedicine practice standards and abolishing Alabama’s previous “special purpose license” that allowed physicians licensed in other states to practice across state lines into Alabama.

Cyberattacks Reported by Schneck Medical Center, NuLife Med, & FPS Medical Center

HIPAA Journal

The Manchester, NH-based medical equipment company, NuLife Med LLC, has recently announced it was the victim of a cyberattack in March 2022. Suspicious network activity was detected on or around March 11, 2022, and steps were immediately taken to prevent further unauthorized network access.

Digital Health Adoption Across Communities is Uneven By Rurality, Race, Health Plan, and Gender

Jane Sarashon

While telehealth, mobile health apps, and wearable technology are all growing for mainstream consumers, there are gaps in adoption based on where a person lives, their health insurance plan type, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender.

Oklahoma Hospital Pays over $1.1 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Healthcare Compliance Blog

An acute care hospital in Oklahoma has paid over $1.1 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare.

Nonprofit hospitals squeezed by pricier labor, investment losses in Q1

Healthcare Dive

The first quarter is going to be "one of the worst for most of our providers," Fitch Analyst Kevin Holloran said last week

COVID-19 Updates and Q&A HHSC Long-Term Care Regulation and Department of State Health Services

Jerri Lynn Ward

HHS has posted a webinar with Covid-19, including regarding the end of. waivers. You can access the PowerPoint here. The audio is here. The post COVID-19 Updates and Q&A HHSC Long-Term Care Regulation and Department of State Health Services appeared first on Garlo Ward, P.C.

AvosLocker Claims Credit for Christus Health Ransomware Attack

HIPAA Journal

The Irving, TX-based nonprofit health system, Christus Health, which operates more than 600 healthcare facilities in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico, has announced it has recently identified suspicious activity in its computer systems and blocked an attempted cyberattack.

MSP Revenue Service Offerings and HIPAA

Compliancy Group

When looking into what to offer to increase your revenue, HIPAA is a good place to start. Your MSP’s service offerings should reflect the needs of the largest sector of the economy, healthcare. The best way to increase MSP revenue services is by offering HIPAA compliance services to your clients.

HHS Announces New Funding to Boost Behavioral Health Services

Healthcare Compliance Blog

NIH licenses COVID-19 technologies to WHO-backed program

Healthcare Dive

The agreement, which covers three experimental vaccines as well as several key patents, makes products sold in 49 low-income countries royalty-free

Ready-to-use Quality and Compliance Solutions: Essential Tools for Regulated Industries

Dot Compliance

Dot Compliance continues to offer 14-days of free access to its quality and compliance solutions to ensure fast and cost effective QMS adoption. Our world has changed. From the way we work to the way businesses are run, our places of work are vastly different than they were a decade ago.

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Refuah Health Center Alerts 260K Patients About May 2021 Cyberattack

HIPAA Journal

Refuah Health Center in New York has recently started notifying 260,740 patients about a security breach that occurred almost a year ago.

3 Benefits of Healthcare Asset Tracking (+ How It Supports Practice Operations)

NCG Medical Blog

Your medical practice likely dedicates a portion of your budget to medical supplies, prescription medications , various pieces of equipment, and other pertinent materials needed to deliver great care to your patients.

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Montana Nurse Indicted for Unlawfully Obtaining Opiates from Multiple Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A Montana nurse suspected of illegally obtaining opiates from four healthcare facilities in three communities recently appeared for arraignment on an indictment, according to the US Attorney’s Office.

Oscar faces shareholder lawsuit alleging it misled investors

Healthcare Dive

The insurer is accused of failing to disclose the potential negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business before its March 2021 IPO

Health Care Costs At Retirement in 2022 Hit $315,000, Fidelity Forecasts

Jane Sarashon

A couple retiring in 2022 should budget $315,000 to cover their health care costs in retirement, based on the 21st annual Retiree Health Care Cost Estimate from Fidelity Investments. For context, note that the median sales price of a home in the U.S. in March 2022 was $436,700.

Update to Indiana Data Breach Notification Law Shortens Timeline for Notifications

HIPAA Journal

On July 1, 2022, updated data breach notification laws (HB 1351) will take effect in Indiana that require notifications to be issued within 45 days of the discovery of a breach of the personally identifiable information (PII) of Indiana residents.

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Physicians Spreading Misinformation on Social Media — Do Right and Wrong Answers Still Exist in Medicine?

NEJM

In light of widespread falsehoods about Covid-19 and its treatment and prevention, the American Board of Internal Medicine has informed doctors that disseminating misinformation is grounds for disciplinary sanctions

OIG Provides Interim Assessment Report of States’ Background Check Program for LTCs 

Healthcare Compliance Blog

Background checks for employees of long-term care (LTC) facilities are an important safety measure that can help protect some of the facilities’ most vulnerable populations.

Google hires former FDA digital health officer to global strategy post

Healthcare Dive

In his new role, Bakul Patel will help Google build a unified digital health and regulatory strategy

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How Privileging Technology Benefits Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes | symplr

Symplr

Maintaining current and accurate hospital privileging data is incredibly important for any healthcare provider organization. Doing so is at the heart of patient safety.