FINAL OMNIBUS HIPAA PRIVACY AND SECURITY...

By Margie Satinsky, MA, MBA This article summarizes the highlights of the Final Omnibus HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule announced by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on January 17, 2013 and published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013. The Rule modifies HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules, implements statutory amendments under the HITECH Act of...

Face Up to the Reality of the ACO

By Marjorie Satinsky, MA, MBA ACOs: The Underlying Concept To briefly review…Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are provider-based organizations that assume the responsibility for meeting the healthcare needs of a defined population. They coordinate the treatment of patients across the continuum of care, and there’s an opportunity for participating providers to share financial...