News Bites

FIRST STEPS- Start yoru hipaa compliant marketing journey

First Steps: Start Your HIPPA Compliant Marketing Journey

In the era of digital marketing, healthcare organizations face a unique challenge: how to effectively promote their services while safeguarding patients’ sensitive information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Violating HIPAA regulations can have severe consequences, including hefty fines and damage to reputation. This blog post explores the fundamentals of […]

First Steps: Start Your HIPPA Compliant Marketing Journey Read More »

HHS Reinstates Randomized HIPAA Audits

Earlier this week, OCR officials confirmed to the Information Security Media Group that HIPAA audits are being reinstated. OCR director, Melanie Fontes Rainer stated“OCR intends to initiate audits of HIPAA-regulated entities later this year. These audits can assist regulated entities in improving their HIPAA compliance and their protection of health information.”  This reaffirms the need

HHS Reinstates Randomized HIPAA Audits Read More »

News Bites_Website_STATE MEDICAID FUNDS ADDRESSING HOUSING INSECURITY

State Medicaid Funds Addressing Housing Insecurity

More and more states in the U.S. are using Medicaid funds to address the rising homelessness crisis, with at least 19 states investing in initiatives to provide housing for vulnerable populations. California leads with a $12 billion Medicaid initiative aimed at housing homeless patients, while other states like Arizona and Oregon are also dedicating significant

State Medicaid Funds Addressing Housing Insecurity Read More »

2024 Medicare Advantage and Part D Medicare Final Rule

The Medicare Final Rule 2024, released on November 2, 2023, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), impacts remote physiologic monitoring (RPM) and remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) services reimbursed under Medicare. Key takeaways include RPM exclusivity to established patients, with a reinstated requirement after the Public Health Emergency (PHE). RTM offers flexibility without

2024 Medicare Advantage and Part D Medicare Final Rule Read More »

CA Becomes First State to Offer Health Insurance to Undocumented Immigrants

California recently announced it will become the first state to allow all undocumented immigrants to be eligible for state healthcare insurance programs. Beginning on January 1, 2024, around 750,000 adults between the ages of 26 and 49 years old will become eligible to receive Medi-Cal benefits. Previously, this coverage was only available to undocumented immigrants

CA Becomes First State to Offer Health Insurance to Undocumented Immigrants Read More »

HRSA Releases Ryan White HIV/AIDS Grant Statistics

In commemoration of World AIDS day on December 1, HRSA released the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Data Report. This report included Notably, nine out of ten HIV patients are virally suppressed. A patient is considered virally suppressed when they cannot pass HIV via sexual intercourse.  This statistic is particularly important because it reaffirms the

HRSA Releases Ryan White HIV/AIDS Grant Statistics Read More »

AHA (and others) File Lawsuit Against HHS Regulations

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and allies filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR). In late 2022, OCR  released guidance that prevented the use of online tracking pixels on both websites and mobile apps. This lawsuit seeks to block enforcement of HIPAA guidance regarding online-tracking technologies. Essentially,

AHA (and others) File Lawsuit Against HHS Regulations Read More »

Schedule Your Appointment