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Do you know what federal and state laws say about disclosing patient information to the department of motor vehicles? Find out in this issue of Doctors
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A new Notes from the Chair newsletter has been released for December
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Please click here to access the interactive PDF. Please download and save to your desktop for full...
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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
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E-Discovery in Medical Liability Claims Part 2: What Your EHR Knows Can Hurt You If a patient ever brings a claim against you, the EHR can support the defense of...
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Receive guidance and read frequently asked questions about the D.C. Residential Mortgage and Commercial Mortgage Deferment
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E-Discovery in Medical Liability Claims Part 1: Complying With E-Discovery Requests After a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed, attorneys for both parties begin...
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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
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We usually think of HIPAA violations as being caused by hackers outside the organization who deliberately use phishing email, pop-up ads, fraudulent Wi-Fi networks and other methods to trick users into providing...
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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
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HHS releases voluntary cybersecurity guidance The four part report was compiled for hospital executives as well as infosec pros, HHS...
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It has come to OCR’s attention that an individual posing as an OCR Investigator has contacted HIPAA covered entities in an attempt to obtain protected health information (PHI).
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Digital tools that enable new methods and modalities to improve health care, enable lifestyle change, and create efficiences are proliferating quickly. Clinical integation of these tools is lacking. We want to change...
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In light of COVID-19, the OCR at the HHS is providing this bulletin to ensure that entities covered by civil rights authorities keep in mind their obligations under laws and regulations that prohibit
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The following are some details about how to amend an EHR entry. Click here for more...
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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
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July 2018 was the worst month of 2018 for healthcare data breaches by a considerable distance. Click here for more...
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Centers for Disease Control &
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More than 100,000 medical apps are available for physicians to use on smartphones and tablets. Many of these apps can streamline patient care. But before using mobile medical apps, you should have a clear...
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The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and nine other medical groups have issued the first-ever appropriate use criteria for treating severe aortic stenosis. ...
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Click here to access MedChi's coronavirus Resource...
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The HHS Office for Civil Rights has released new guidance on when and how health care providers can share a patient's health information with his or her family members, friends and legal personal representatives...
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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
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The CDC is reporting that several flu activity indicators are highter than is typical for this time of year. Although it is too early to predict, this may be a flu season with an early peak. Please remember...
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ProAd MedGuard coverage now includes significant enhancements with increased protection against costs that are not covered by your basic medical professional liability insurance policy. MedGuard is an administrative...
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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From learning how to navigate and comply with new government regulations, to finding the best ways to implement practice changes intended to help deliver higher quality patient care, medical office practice managers...
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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
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When you need information about your professional liability insurance, you need it quickly and with minimal time and effort. The enhanced Policyholder Resources section of our website is the comprehensive place to...
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Health officials continue to closely monitor the outbreak of a novel coronavirus disease,
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Resources for Healthcare Professionals Caring for COVID-19
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, overwhelming ICU and health system capacity.
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The following tools include resources and developments related to
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We are updating our COVID-19 Clinical Alert repository daily to assist you with patient
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A series of phishing scams have exploited the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
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This letter provides interim guidance on testing for
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Click here to access the resources that AHIMA has put together to address any COVID-19...
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The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for
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Information from the World Health Organization on
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The Maryland Department of Health has released information for clinicians who may collect specimens to be referred for COVID-19
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has offered guidance for health care professionals caring for COVID-19
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More than 25,000 individuals have accessed the World Health Organization's (WHO) online training on how to detect, prevent, respond to, and control the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019
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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
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel
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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services published a press release signaling how Covered Entities should react to social media
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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 (EV
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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
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A new Notes from the Chair has been released for October of 2019. Click here to visit the...
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While cybersecurity experts say it's extremely difficult to avoid ransomware incursions, some fairly basic steps can mitigate their
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FDA informs patients, providers and manufacturers about potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities for connected medical devices and health care networks that use certain communication software Today, the...
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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 p
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Due to a scheduling conflict, the Thursday September 19th Pathology Program will be held at Holy Cross Hospital (listed as Medical Mutual in the brochure) from 6 pm to 8
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On September 18th, at noon, Medical Mutual will be conducting a webinar focusing on eClinicalWorks EHR platforms.
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A study on cybersecurity amongst Americans and Canadians working in the healthcare
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On September 24th, at noon, Medical Mutual will be conducting a webinar focusing on AllScripts and Epic EHR platforms.
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Do You Have the Right Authentication Measures in Place to Prevent Patient Identity
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Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients Click here to access the article from the Department of Health and Human...
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CDC Advises Against Misapplication of the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Some policies, practices attributed to the Guideline are inconsistent with its
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Do you know how to protect yourself against cybercriminals? This new edition of Doctors RX gives you the tools you need to understand the threats, protect your practice, and avoid becoming a
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Quest Diagnostics Says Up to 12 Million Patients May Have Had Financial, Medical, Personal Information
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The FDA is aware of three medical device reports in which a Medtronic implantable pacemaker or CRT-P battery had fully drained because of a crack in the device’s capacitor, without any warning to the patient or health c
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a toolkit to help health care professionals respond to measles outbreaks around the
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As many as 750,000 heart devices made by Medtronic PLC contain a serious cybersecurity vulnerability that could let an attacker with sophisticated insider knowledge to harm a patient by altering programming on an
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On May 2nd, at noon, Medical Mutual will be conducting its first of a series of webinars on EHR optimization!
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HHS Proposes New Rules to Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health
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Pediatrics Group Calls on Clinicians to Address School Absenteeism with Patients,
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Cyber threats to healthcare entities put patient health, business continuity, and IT systems at
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Patient portals are a regular part of many Physician practices. This edition of Doctors RX provides information on what should and should not be transmitted via
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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...
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists update their guidance on the "fourth trimester". ...
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The New England Journal of Medicine releases up to date medical news. This months includes Clinician errors with the new Zoster vaccine, renal denervation for hypertension and caring for females with eating...
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The State of Maryland has entered into a Total Cost of Care All-Payer Model contract with the Federal Government that is designed to coordinate care for patients across both hospital and non-hospital settings,...
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new clinical recommendations for healthcare providers...
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The State of Maryland has entered into a Total Cost of Care All-Payer Model contract with the Federal Government that is designed to coordinate care for patients across both hospital and non-hospital settings, improve
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Get it Right with CodeASSIST! There are more than 60,000 diagnosis codes included in ICD-10. Coding accuracy and specificity is vital, not only to ensure effective patient care, but also to...
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Get it Right with CodeASSIST! There are more than 60,000 diagnosis codes included in ICD-10. Coding accuracy and specificity is vital, not only to ensure effective patient care, but also to...
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