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Privacy attorney: Documentation for HIPAA audits must be meticulous

With HIPAA audits this fall expected to be more narrow in focus, healthcare organizations and their business associates must ensure that their documentation is meticulous, according to Adam Green, a privacy attorney with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Davis Wright Tremaine.

Hospital infections 'unacceptable and avoidable'

Hospitals must do a better job of enforcing hand-washing rules, especially for nurses, to counter "unacceptable and avoidable" hospital infection rates, according to new guidance from the U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

SC Supreme Court uphold's enforcement of state's CON law

The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled the state's certificate-of-need law needs to stay in place, The State reported.

Top 25 MU attesters earned $171 million in 2012

The 25 doctors who attested to Meaningful Use in 2012 and received the most Medicare reimbursements were paid a total of $171 million, according to a personal blog post from Steven Posnack (pictured), director of federal policy division at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

CHIME, AHIMA: Limit ICD-10 delay to one year

The  latest delay to the ICD-10  transition will be both disruptive and costly for healthcare delivery innovation and  must not last beyond a year, says a coalition of healthcare organizations, including  the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American Health Information Management Association.

NH to appeal hospital tax ruling

New Hampshire's attorney general will appeal a judge's ruling that the state's hospital tax, which brings in $185 million a year, is unconstitutional to the state Supreme Court, Boston.com reported.

Offshore outsourcing a risk to personal health information, OIG report warns

State Medicaid agencies that outsource administrative functions to foreign contractors could be putting personal health information at risk, warns a report from the Office of the Inspector General. 

HealthCare.gov wasn't Sebelius' only IT project, just the most high-profile

When U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned last week after five years of service, I wanted to know what members of FierceHealthIT 's Editorial...

SC Supreme Court upholds state regulation of hospital expansions; Special nursing care reduced CRBSIs in outpatient settings;

News From Around the Web > The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Monday that Republican Gov. Nikki Haley's veto can't eradicate the state's certificate-of-need law, which regulates...

Frustrated by inconsistent care coordination? ACP offers help

The American College of Physicians (ACP) this week released a toolkit to help improve communication and coordination between primary care and subspecialist physicians. As an observer, it's...