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Are You Ready For a HIPAA Audit?

Since 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been conducting Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program. Through the use of desk audits, HHS has randomly requested documentation and evidence from organizations required to be HIPAA compliant. HHS OCR is conducting the desk audits to…
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Trump Signs Executive Order to Relax Health Insurance Rules

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday morning aiming to give consumers access to cheaper, skimpier health plans by easing some policy restrictions. The order directs the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health & Human Services to consider expanding coverage through low-cost, short-term health plans that are exempt from Affordable Care Act insurance market…
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Are You Ready for an I-9 Audit?

Companies need to stay on top of I-9 compliance, especially after the recent release of a new version of the form in an atmosphere of increased enforcement. Employers are required to use the new version of the Form I-9 (dated 07/17/17) beginning September 18th. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)…
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4 Ways to Win as a Cash-Pay Patient

This post is part of our tongue in cheek series that focuses on valuable topics with a fun perspective. But what if I’m paying Cash? With the growing trend toward un-affordable health insurance deductibles, consumers like you and me are asking more and more questions about cash pricing. Okay, those of us with insurance weren’t…
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