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Blog on all news on MACRA, Quality Improvement Programs, Value-based Reimbursements, and Legislative Changes affecting Healthcare

[] HIPAA or FERPA? Posted on July 12, 2018

Comparison of FERPA and HIPAA in California School-Based Health Systems Compiled by Sunny Saran and Suzanne Patterson Overview Physical and mental health programs are a critical component of the student support services needed for every child to succeed in school. These programs also provide an exciting opportunity to increase heath care access for youth and...

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As we extend our services to include Cyber Security Assessment Services, I am seeing that even large Health Centers are vulnerable for Cyber Security. IT Departments at Health Centers are working hard to find the right balance in supporting the clinical teams in their EHR Upgrades and Implementations, constant training needs while...

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[] California Code of Regulations Posted on June 29, 2018

Today I wanted to document how state laws are important when you are trying to build policies and procedures for HIPAA and protecting health information. Below is a link to the entire California Code of Regulations:> Organizations...

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Returning to our blog Posted on June 18, 2018

Why were we inactive for so long? It has almost been an year that we have not posted on our blog. We have had several customer inquiries and several of our staff asked why are we not updating the blog. However the reason was simple, we were busy assisting our practices and clinics reduce their...

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[] HIPAA Privacy and Security CFR Rules, their links and some summaries Posted on June 28, 2018

Starting today I would like to start writing about CFR Rules for HIPA Privacy and Security and would like share my thoughts around them. Below are some CFRs I will start analyzing this week: See: 45 CFR § 164.306(d)(3) detailing the difference between “Addressable” and “Required” implementation specifications athttp...

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MIPS Quality Performance Category: Selecting the 6 measures Posted on February 24, 2017

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