MainGeneral Health victim of cyberattack; ONC to release more fact sheets on 2015 Edition final rule;

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> MaineGeneral Health has been the victim of a cyberattack on its computer network, with hackers having access to radiology patients' names and addresses as well as telephone numbers of employees. The health system was notified of the attack by the FBI in November and is offering impacted consumers free credit monitoring for one year. Announcement

> The Office of the National Coordinator is continuing to release resources and fact sheets on the 2015 Edition final rule, according to a post at the Health IT Buzz blog. The agency said it will be posting new materials in the future on the certification criteria and other areas. Post

Practice Management News

> With presidential election campaigns underway and Republican candidates promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell knows critics are ready to jump on any problems with the law's implementation. Her main goal for the rest of the year, therefore, is to secure the ACA's future. Article

> Does your female patient need the bone mineral density test? How about the male patient requesting an MRI for his lower back pain? In both cases, the answer is a resounding no, according to Choosing Wisely guidelines. Article

Health Insurance Anti-Fraud News

> The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that will determine whether Medicaid claims can be considered false if a provider does not adhere to "implied" program requirements, according to Courthouse News Services. Article

And Finally...  May the Force (and Mother Nature) be with these fans. Article