FBI Warns Individuals Employed in the Health Care Industry of the Ongoing Scam Involving the Impersonation of Law Enforcement and Government Officials
BALTIMORE—The FBI is warning individuals employed in the healthcare industry of ongoing widespread fraud schemes in which scammers impersonate law enforcement or government officials in attempts to extort money or steal personally identifiable information
Maryland Department of Health to Expand Primary Care Program during Open Application Period
The Maryland Department of Health announced on 6/14/2022 that it is expanding the Maryland Primary Care Program during the open application period. Care Transformation Organizations (CTOs) and primary care practices can apply for the program through midni
HHS Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Audio-Only Telehealth
HHS, though the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) , is issuing guidance on how covered entities can use remote communication technologies to provide audio-only telehealth services in a manner that is acceptable to HIPAA.
HHS 405(d) Aligning Health Care Industry Security Approaches
The 405(d) Program and Task Group is a collaborative effort between industry and the federal government, which aims to raise awareness, provide vetted cybersecurity practices, and move organizations towards consistency in mitigating the current most perti
Malicious Cyber Actor Spoofing COVID-19 Loan Relief Webpage via Phishing Emails
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is currently tracking an unknown malicious cyber actor who is spoofing the Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 loan relief webpage via phishing emails.
In this course, Maryland attorney John T. Sly of the law firm Waranch & Brown, L.L.C., will assist you in navigating recent executive orders from Maryland and Virginia, infection control parameters from OSHA, CDC guidance on safely resuming in-person care
MGMA to host "Roadmap for Resuming Business Operations" webinar
The Maryland Medical Group Management Association (MDMGMA) is hosting a webinar, Town Hall: Roadmap for Resuming Business Operations, Wednesday, May 6 at noon, developed in collaboration with leadership from Medicus IT.
President Trump is providing support to healthcare providers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 27, 2020, the President signed the bipartisan CARES Act that provides $100 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the fro
The American Academy of Family Physicians gives guidance on how to take extra precautions both before they arrive and after they leave the workplace to limit risk of COVID-19 to family and other household members.
Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance on telehealth remote communications following its Notification of Enforcement Discretion during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergen
Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During COVID-19
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for enforcing certain regulations issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as amended by the Health Informat
In light of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, the OCR at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing this bulletin to ensure that HIPAA covered entities and their business associates are aware of the ways that patient information may be sh
The CDC has issued two advisories — one on how to evaluate flu-like symptoms in the face of concerns about vaping, and the other about how the CDC will count and report e-cigarette and vaping–associated lung injuries (EVALIs).
FDA issues warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers for failure to comply with post-approval study requirements
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers for failure to comply with their requirements, under their premarket approval orders, to conduct post-approval studies to assess the long-term safety a
Protecting Against the Perils of Dental Patient Data Breaches
This pattern of data breaches is very concerning for dental practices, which are charged with protecting people’s most sensitive information. What can practices do to protect themselves against this growing problem?
Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019
On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the ...
CDC Notice on Increased Seasonal Influenza Activity and Treatment
The CDC reports increased influenza A(H3N2) activity and its clinical implications, as well as a summary of recommended antiviral drug treatments and an update on approved treatment drugs and supply this ...