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AP: Insurers ease health care premium deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama’s health care law, the insurance industry says it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January. 473 more words

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Just in Time for the Holidays: Another HIPAA Settlement

On December 2, 2014, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Inc., (ACMHS) entered into a Resolution Agreement and Corrective Action Plan (CAP) to settle alleged violations of the HIPAA Security Rule… 404 more words

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Guidelines regarding APRNs prescribing Hydrocodone

In August, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) published a final rule classifying Hydrocodone combination drugs as Scheduled II controlled substances.   Previously, Hydrocodone was listed as a Scheduled III controlled substance. 648 more words

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ENROLLMENT: A NEW ENFORCEMENT TOOL?

On December 3, 2014, CMS issued its Final Rule that addresses provider enrollment. These new rules create new tools to police provider enrollment. CMS now has the ability to deny enrollment of providers, suppliers and owners who have been affiliated with an entity that has unpaid Medicare debt. 309 more words

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Obama Health Adviser Apologizes for ‘Glib’ Remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — MIT economist Jonathan Gruber — an adviser on the president’s health care law — told Congress on Tuesday he was glib and “inexcusably arrogant” when he said it was “the stupidity of the American voter” that led to the law’s passage. 686 more words

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HIPAA Considerations In The Event Of Employee Death or Incapacitation

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, otherwise known as HIPAA, acts in part to provide federal protection for identifiable health information retained by covered entities, which includes most businesses that offer company health plans. 487 more words

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Ringing the Bell of Justice

Recently one of my daughters has become very enamored of a particular story in one of her books. She asks me to read it several times in a row, several times a day, … 1,547 more words