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HIPAA Changes 2020

HIPAA Changes 2020: HHS Privacy and Security Since 2013, there hasn’t been any significant changes to HIPAA, however there have been proposed changes. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that they are revisiting previously proposed changes …


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Telemedicine Fraud

Telemedicine Fraud Increases Access to telehealth has grown rapidly since the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency. As access to telehealth has increased, so has telemedicine fraud. Telemedicine fraud is discussed below. Telemedicine Fraud In March, Attorney General William …


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Support Groups

Virtual COVID-19 Support Groups (9,900) and HIPAA Demand for virtual support groups for recovered COVID-19 patients continues to grow as more patients recover. Forced isolation has exacerbated patient depression, anxiety, and stress, causing many recovered patients to seek virtual support …


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Telehealth Behavioral Health

Telehealth Behavioral Health Guidance Before the coronavirus pandemic, there was skepticism surrounding the use of telehealth as a viable treatment option. There were strict regulations on telehealth services, leading to low utilization of telehealth. However, the coronavirus pandemic caused federal …


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Telehealth Rules

Guidelines for Telehealth Rules and Policies As telehealth has become more readily available during the coronavirus crisis, many people have come to view telehealth as the new norm. However, once the crisis has passed, telehealth will have to be reevaluated. …


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Healthcare Breaches Rise Amid COVID-19

Healthcare Breaches Rise Amid COVID-19 With the rapid increase in providers that offer telehealth, the healthcare industry has shown a dramatic rise in healthcare breaches. A recent report released by McAfee found that the increase of businesses using cloud services …