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CMS Extends Payment Programs

CMS Extends Payment Programs for Rural and Low-Volume Hospitals Rural and low volume hospitals will be experiencing a bit of good fortune in the coming months – this is because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have recently announced an extension to...

Infection Rates Are On the Decline

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that hospitals are making headway in reducing patient infection rates. CDC Infection Findings Since 2008, infection rates have dropped in a number of categories. Central line-associated infections...

Medical Billing in a Touch Economy

Medical Billing in a Tough Economy Across the United States, and around the globe, many families are feeling the pangs of an ailing economy. The problem is, essentials such as living expenses, school expenses, and medical care remain the same. As businesses cut back...

HIPAA Compliance Audits

HIPAA Compliance Audits: Current Beliefs, Future Expectations By the end of 2012, 115 medical organizations will be audited for HIPAA compliance. The results of these initial audits will affect how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil...

News: Important of HIPAA Compliance

Results of Broken HIPAA Security Rule Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, working in conjunction with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc., (MEEI) continues to cope with the aftermath of a broken HIPAA Security Rule that began over 2 years ago. MEEI must pay a...