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Affordability: The Future of Health Insurance

The Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury have taken the next steps in establishing Affordable Insurance Exchanges – State-based competitive marketplaces, which launch in 2014, designed to provide individuals and small businesses with access to one-stop marketplaces where they can choose a private health insurance plan that fits their needs and offers the

HHS Proposes Access Report for Patients: Proposed changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now reviewing comments from healthcare industry participants about its proposed rule to modify the standard for accounting of PHI disclosures under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  HHS has proposed revising the Privacy Rule by dividing it into two separate rights for individuals: the right to an access

Being Dutiful About Compliance

Health care providers now more than ever must be proactive when it comes to addressing compliance and billing issues with Medicare and Medicaid.  Recently, federal and state governments have been devoting increased resources to detecting and combatting fraud in the health care industry.  At the federal level, both the Department of Justice and the United