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The Cybersecurity Task Force of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just released a report that suggests current guidelines are not adequate to meet the current cyber security threat. The report calls for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a “Cybersecurity Leader Role” to help “align” efforts across the nation’s healthcare sector.

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A major lawsuit against a Medicare Advantage Organization (MAO) was reported last week by RACmonitor, when the U.S. Department of Justice announced a $32.5 million settlement with Freedom Health Inc. and Optimum Healthcare, MAOs based in Tampa, Fla. 

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Healthcare fraud and convictions are on the rise, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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With 402 metrics listed in a 55-page guidance sheet, “HCCA-OIG Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide" is a collection of best practices for measuring effectiveness at any U.S. healthcare facility.

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A $2.5 million settlement reported last month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reveals the risks when providers fail to understand requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

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