HHS Launches Audit Program to Assess HIPAA Compliance

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights is beginning audits this month of covered entities, including health plans, to ensure their compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy and security
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Accountable Care Organizations: Final Rules Issued

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final rules governing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) on October 20, 2011, to be published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2011. As one of the value-based purchasing models authorized by the Affordable Ca
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