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Agencies should ensure that their websites are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that they can reduce their risk of being targeted in a lawsuit or government enforcement action.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Hold a tabletop exercise to gain a greater awareness of HIPAA security and to know how your agency should respond to a ransomware attack.
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.
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.
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.


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