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’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
Anti-death-penalty group files complaint against GA execution doctor
Thursday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing a Savannah woman in 1978 could be derailed with a...
Web Exclusive: HIPAA Security Officer Aces OCR Investigations
A hospital data security manager explains how proper communications and training maintains the privacy of personal...
Web Exclusive: Cignet Health Fined $4.3M for HIPAA Violations
The Maryland-based insurer has been fined for its refusal to provide patients with copies of their health records, and...
Web Exclusive: AMA: 1 in 5 Medical Claims Incorrectly Processed
The American Medical Association has launched a campaign against inaccurate private health insurer payments using tools...
Former Danbury Hospital CFO pleads guilty to wire fraud charge
William Roe, the former CEO of Danbury Hospital arrested in August and charged with defrauding the hospital out of...
Web Exclusive: HIPAA Final Rules Deadline Announced
The deadline for  the final rule on modifications to HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement  rules is...
OIG to monitor Medicare, Medicaid IT upgrades, incentives
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prepares to upgrade its computer systems and begins to award...
Key healthcare provisions take effect as GOP moves into House
Key parts of the new healthcare law will go into effect on Jan. 1, just before a Republican-controlled House returns...
Florida's war on pain clinics sidetracked
  Over the past two years, Florida lawmakers have waged war on storefront pain clinics, passing a...

Book: Stark Law, 2nd edition: A user's guide to achieving compliance
This updated version of HCPro's Stark Law best seller, first published in 2005—and now co-authored by former CMS...
Book: The Compliance Officer's Handbook, 2nd Edition
This revised edition is packed with even more practical tools, case studies, tips and tools, sample audits, and sample...