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MiraMed’s eAlerts are distributed via email every Wednesday, and contains the latest industry information regarding business process outsourcing solutions, helpful coding news, or any number of relevant topics in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of healthcare. To subscribe, simply complete the form below. Below the subscription form, you will find the archived eAlerts available.

HHS OCR Calls for Comments to Update HIPAA Rules

January 9, 2019

Healthcare organizations and medical practices that have been working for years to comply with the privacy and security rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) undoubtedly have valuable thoughts and insights regarding how the rules could be tweaked and improved to reflect changes in the delivery of care since they went into effect.  According to many in healthcare, the Request for Information (RFI) issued in December giving hospitals, clinicians and other stakeholders the opportunity to comment on HIPAA revisions has not come too soon.

Read more: HHS OCR Calls for Comments to Update HIPAA Rules

Refresh Your Cybersecurity Practices in 2019: HHS Manual

January 2, 2019

Healthcare organizations have an excellent opportunity to recharge their commitment to safe, secure health information systems in the coming year by aligning their cybersecurity practices with best practices across the healthcare sector. A new publication from the Department of Health and Human Services is designed to help providers achieve this cohesion and unite the industry as it grapples with a seemingly endless stream of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.

Read more: Refresh Your Cybersecurity Practices in 2019: HHS Manual

Coalition Calls for Federal Solution to Surprise Billing

December 12, 2018

A coalition of nine major organizations including the American Benefits Council, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Consumers Union, National Association of Health Underwriters and National Business Group on Health, has called for federal legislation to curb surprise billing—a situation that occurs, in many cases, when a patient receives care at an in-network facility from an out-of-network provider and then receives an unexpected bill for services rendered.

Read more: Coalition Calls for Federal Solution to Surprise Billing

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