Revision of the Stark Law Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (SDRP) (6/20/2017) - The procedure for voluntary self-disclosure of actual or potential Stark Law (federal physician self-referral law) violations has changed. As of June 1st, 2017, those providers wishing to make a Stark Law self-referral disclosure must submit all relevant information via Form CMS-10328 which includes four parts. The Centers for Medicare and Continue Reading Hospitals and Healthcare Providers at High Risk for Ransomware (6/7/2017) - Due to their high vulnerability level, healthcare providers are frequent targets for ransomware attacks. Lives depend on hospitals and healthcare personnel being able to access vital patient data whenever it is needed. As such, hackers have targeted hospitals and healthcare providers, costing these organizations thousands. Ransomware Risks Ransomware operates by Continue Reading Avoiding Stark Law Violations & Penalties (5/19/2017) - Under Stark law, doctors are prevented from making self-referrals. More precisely, physicians are restricted from referring Medicare and Medicaid patients to a DHS (designated health services) provider if that provider has a financial relationship with the physician. Fines are substantial so it’s wise to make every effort to avoid Stark Continue Reading HIPAA and Its Effect on the Workplace (3/21/2017) - A group of regulations under the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 affects millions of individuals and entities in the United States, changing the daily business operations of organizations in a variety of industries. Are you one of the many whose business has been dramatically altered by Continue Reading Medicare Hospice CAP Demands & Appeals (3/2/2017) - Medicare Hospice CAP Demands & Appeals Beginning in 1982, Medicare began offering a hospice benefit to covered individuals needing end of life palliative care. Provisions for Medicare hospice reimbursement were set out in Hospice Statute of 1982. Under the system, benefits would be paid to the hospice provider in the Continue Reading
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