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11/20/2018
The recent settlement agreement between the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the now-shuttered medical records storage company FileFax Inc. is a good reminder that providers and business associates need to comply with HIPAA and protect PHI not only when they possess or store it but also when they transmit it to each other.
11/20/2018
If your agency maintains a website that is available to the public, make sure that it’s fully accessible to people with disabilities. If not, chances are high that you’ll be sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
11/20/2018
CMS recently sought public comment on a proposal to implement a survey requiring states report progress toward implementing electronic visit verification (EVV) as required by the 21st Century Cures Act.
10/18/2018
A recent New York Supreme Court ruling has further muddied the waters around the practice of paying live-in caregivers in the state for 13 hours a day.
09/19/2018
In an era of heightened awareness, it’s more important than ever to make sure your agency’s sexual harassment policy is clear, effective and followed.
09/19/2018
Hold a tabletop exercise to gain a greater awareness of HIPAA security and to know how your agency should respond to a ransomware attack.
09/19/2018
A huge embezzlement case in New York’s Nassau County is a stark reminder that health care providers are potential targets for embezzlers, and many providers don’t make the simple adjustments that can prevent it from happening to them.
08/20/2018
With the upcoming vetting of Brett Kavanaugh for the soon-to-be vacant seat of Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, home care agencies soon may again have a pro-business ally.
07/18/2018
To avoid hefty fines during an anticipated spike in I-9 form audits this summer, home care agencies should take time now to ensure employees and paperwork comply with federal regulations.
05/21/2018
The Payroll Audit Independent Disclosure (PAID) program, which began April 1, could be significant for private duty and Medicare-certified agencies whose payroll mistakes lead to underpayments that violate the FLSA, industry experts say.

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