Compliance News Roundup: Prepare Your Organization Using OIG Work Plan Updates

1. Surgery center says 34,000 patient records potentially breached - “St. Mark’s Surgery Center was hit by a ransomware attack that may have impacted the personal health information of 33,877 patients. The Florida provider discovered a ransomware attack on May 8, although the attack occurred from April 13 until April 17. The installed virus prevented patient data from being accessed during that time. The impacted servers contained patient names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and medical information.” Get the full scoop >>

2. Physician offices, hospitals still trying to prepare for MACRA's reimbursement changes - “More than halfway through the first year of the rollout of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, fewer than 1 in 4 physicians interviewed for a recent American Medical Association study said they were prepared to meet statutory requirements this year. The revelation could mean that many will face a financial penalty in 2019, which is when 2017 compliance will be monetarily enforced.” Get the full scoop >>

3. Deeper Than The Headlines: OIG Work Plan Updates You'll Want to Know - Many compliance programs significantly rely upon the OIG Work Plan when planning their own internal audit or compliance activities.  Historically, the OIG Work Plan was updated annually.  However, recently the OIG has been publishing periodic updates and additions at different times as well. The month of August 2017 saw four new additions added to the OIG Work Plan. Let’s briefly review these four recently added items. Get the full scoop >>

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