FDA Clears CAD Screening Test – Medpage Today

FDA Clears CAD Screening Test | Medpage Today.

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Have you reviewed your HIPAA policies, training, and compliance lately?

GableGotwals Insurance Law Update

HIPAA PRIVACY ENFORCEMENT ON THE RISE

In February 2009, as part of the economic stimulus legislation known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress enacted the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).  HITECH not only provided federal incentives for medical care providers to accelerate implementation of electronic health records systems, but also broadened the categories of those responsible for protecting the patient health information contained in those records and significantly increased the penalties for HIPAA violations.

The original HIPAA Privacy Rule finalized in 2002 applied only to “covered entities” such as health care providers, health plans, health care clearinghouses and later, sponsors of drug discount cards under Medicare. The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for civil enforcement of HIPAA privacy regulations.  Under the original Privacy Rule, OCR lacked direct enforcement authority against the  “business associates” of covered…

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Thought for Today – 09.18.11

New Economic Perspectives: William Black: Why Nobody Went to Jail During the Credit Crisis

We have known for centuries, that if you don’t underwrite loans, or if you don’t underwrite insurance, you’ll get something called “adverse selection”.

This interview answers the question of why nobody went to jail for our recent financial crisis.

For this underwriter, it’s all about prudent underwriting and strong internal controls.