[HIPAAWatchdog.com] HIPAA or FERPA?

Comparison of FERPA and HIPAA in California School-Based Health Systems Compiled by Sunny Saran and Suzanne Patterson Overview Physical and mental health programs are a critical component of the student support services needed for every child to succeed in school. These programs also provide an exciting opportunity to increase heath care access for youth and […]

[HIPAAWatchDog.com] California Code of Regulations

Today I wanted to document how state laws are important when you are trying to build policies and procedures for HIPAA and protecting health information. Below is a link to the entire California Code of Regulations:  https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/Browse/Home/California/CaliforniaCodeofRegulations?bhcp=1&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default) Organizations should look at Title 18, Title 22 and Title 28 for California Specific content. Below are state […]

[HIPAAWatchDog.com] HIPAA Privacy and Security CFR Rules, their links and some summaries

Starting today I would like to start writing about CFR Rules for HIPA Privacy and Security and would like share my thoughts around them. Below are some CFRs I will start analyzing this week: See: 45 CFR § 164.306(d)(3) detailing the difference between “Addressable” and “Required” implementation specifications athttp://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?n=sp45.1.164.c#se45.1.164_1306; 45 CFR § 164.312(a)(2)(iv) labeling encryption […]

Returning to our blog

Why were we inactive for so long? It has almost been an year that we have not posted on our blog.  We have had several customer inquiries and several of our staff asked why are we not updating the blog. However the reason was simple, we were busy assisting our practices and clinics reduce their […]

Understanding MIPS-APMs

Certain Alternative Payment Models (APMs) include MIPS eligible clinicians as participants and hold their participants accountable for the cost and quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries. This type of APM is called a “MIPS APM,” and participants in MIPS APMs receive special MIPS scoring under the “APM scoring standard.” As finalized in the Quality […]

Update on APMs as of 1/18/2017

  Reposting this CMS Pressrelease CMS NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2017 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries   New Participants Join Several CMS Alternative Payment Models Numbers demonstrate provider commitment to a health care system with better care, healthier people, and smarter spending Today, the Centers for Medicare & […]