In serious breach cases, the HHS Office for Civil Rights may impose CAPs to prevent breaches from recurring.
If you are sharing data with other HIPAA-covered entities or those with whom you have a business associate agreement, a range of data can be shared comfortably.
The expectation of doom that came with the move to ICD-10 was nothing short of the hoopla surrounding Y2K.
Patients who self-reported symptoms via a web-based interface experienced fewer hospital and emergency department visits and stayed on chemotherapy longer.
Twitter is a great way for oncology professionals to interact with their peers and patients, and CTA has recommendations for some feeds you should be following.
Cancer care costs are becoming a significant problem; however, a new tool may help oncologists assess how patients will be affected by treatment expenses.
Successful accountable care organizations involve physicians, hospitals, outpatient facilities, and address nonclinical factors.
With the cost of cancer care rising, an ASCO task force has been established to create a framework for assessing relative value of cancer treatment.
Docs' performance scores improve in terms of emotional support and ability to deliver information.
Peter Yu, MD, elaborates on the importance of fostering a national dialogue surrounding value-based medicine, which accounts for costs, clinical outcomes, patient preferences, and more.
Peter Yu, MD, incoming president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, talks about the theme of his presidency--transforming data into learning--and the best way for clinicians to gain important information.
CHICAGO, IL—Fewer than 5% of adults with cancer enroll in clinical trials, despite such enrollment being critical to evaluate new therapies.
The American Medical Association (AMA) and other specialty societies have created new care delivery and payment models that they expect to be supported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Results from a recent study show that patients with cancer adhere better to treatment and experience higher levels of satisfaction if they sense mutual respect between themselves and their oncologist.
Direct-pay practice models can allow doctors to reduce, or possibly eliminate, the administrative hassles and costs of dealing with insurance.
Managing stress and finding a reasonable work-life balance is important for physicians.
Most physicians believe that doctors order too many medical tests, yet half admit to doing so themselves in response to a patient who insists, a new survey shows.
There are multiple documentation strategies available for physicians to use to improve their interaction with patients and optimize their use of electronic health records.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has developed new tools to aid physicians in understanding payment arrangements in evolving fee-for-value care models.
ASCO's new report on the state of cancer care provides a sobering view of the future cost and strain that treating cancer will put on oncologists and patients alike.
There are significant challenges to achieving organizational accountability in accountable care organizations assigned to Medicare beneficiaries.
Eight million Americans signed up for private health insurance during the just-concluded first enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.
Although dire predictions about the ruling on the biotech industry and health care have not come to pass, questions remain regarding the sequence-interpreting experience of the new crop of BRCA testing labs.
While millions of Americans still feel hamstrung by medical expenses, a new government report shows that some people are getting relief.
US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down from her position, after overseeing the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
A small number of doctors received at least $3 million each in Medicare payments in 2012, for a total of nearly $1.5 billion.
Most services included in specialty medical societies' Top 5 lists for the Choosing Wisely campaign are based on evidence demonstrating equivalent but not superior benefit.
New optical technology is showing great promise in fighting cancer by targeting treatment but with minimal side effects to the patient.
Tiered networks combined with payment-based reforms can improve performance, researchers say.
Resources help address physicians' financial risk during the ACA's 90-day premium grace period.
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