The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Office for Civil Rights have updated its Security Risk Assessment Tool to help health care providers identify and assess potential risks to electronic protected health information, as required by the HIPAA Security Rule.
The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) and the Hospital Building Safety Board will host two in-person workshops on Oct. 5 and Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (PT).
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights released a proposed rule updating and clarifying requirements that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in programs receiving financial assistance from the department, including health care.
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The departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury have released frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the No Surprises Act independent dispute resolution (IDR) administrative fee. The FAQs are in response to the Texas Medical Association v. United States Department of Health and Human Services opinion and order to vacate the established $350 administrative fee.
For over a decade, at least 15 different class action lawsuits have been filed against California hospitals for failing to disclose their facility fees before patients were treated. The suits claim that hospitals failed to advise patients arriving at their emergency rooms that they would be charged an “evaluation and management services fee” (EMS fee), which violated the state’s unfair competition law (Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq.) and Consumers Legal Remedies Act (Civ. Code § 1750 et seq.).
CHA has released its 2023 California Health Information Privacy Manual, a resource designed to help members comply with state and federal privacy laws.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued updated surveyor guidance on ligature risk requirements in hospitals.
The California Department of Public Health recently released new All Facilities Letters (AFL) on licensing and certification applications and fiscal year 2023-24 health care facility license schedule.
On July 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight issued the new No Surprises Act (NSA) frequently asked questions (FAQs). While the FAQs cover several topics, most importantly, they clarify that “facility fees” are included in the definition of “items and services” for purposes of the machine-readable file that health plans are required to post under the NSA’s Transparency in Coverage provisions and the provider uninsured good faith estimate requirements.