Tag Archives: Medicare

HHS OIG Launches Cybersecurity Webpage to Raise Awareness and Boost Cybersecurity Best Practices

Healthcare data can be up to 10 times more valuable to cyber criminals than credit card numbers, according to a report from the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). And, with healthcare-focused ransomware attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya in the news more frequently, it’s no wonder that HHS OIG … Continue Reading

Medicare and Medicaid HER Incentive Programs–Early Results Show Strong Interest in HITECH and Meaningful Use

On February 23,  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that more than 21,000 providers initiated registration for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in January and four states reported initial Medicaid incentive payments totaling $20,425,550.   The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs were enacted by Congress under the Health Information Technology … Continue Reading