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OIG Releases New Compliance Oversight Document for Health Care Governing Boards

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On April 20th, Daniel R. Levinson, the Inspector General for the Office of Inspector General ("OIG"), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") delivered an address at HCCA's 19th Annual Compliance Institute. He was his usual captivating, thoughtful self, delivering a few gems for those in attendance. One of those gems was that that day the OIG released a new document for the industry titled: Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight ("Practical Guidance").

OCR Releases a New Version of Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information

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The Office of Civil Rights recently released Version 2.0 of its' Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information ("Guide"). This new version of the Guide provides updated information about compliance with the Medicare & Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs' privacy and security requirements as well as the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. You can access the updated document on your MediRegs product, with the OCR data in the HIPAA Library.

Be There or Be Square: HCCA's Annual Compliance Institute

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HCCA's Annual Compliance Institute is just 25 days away! I attend the Compliance Institute every year, but this year I am really looking forward to it. Part of my eagerness is motivated by the fact that I write this from the greater Boston area. This has been a really rough winter for even the heartiest of New Englanders and it just seems as though there is no end in sight. It is a cold 21 degrees today. Brrrrr!  Lake Buena Vista, Florida - where this year's Compliance Institute is being held is projected to have a high in the mid-eighties today.  I'll take it!

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