First HIPAA Breach Notification Settlement Totals $475,000

Patient health information breaches—whether from hacking, glitches or just plain old carelessness—remain an all too common occurrence in labs and other health care institutions. Four years ago, a new … [Read more...]


Survey Reveals Cybersecurity and Social Media as Top Compliance Concerns

Cybersecurity is a top compliance concern according to a survey of compliance professionals conducted by Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics … [Read more...]


Anticipate Health IT Changes in Order for Labs to Participate in Payment Reform, Coordinated Care

Health care reimbursement is quickly moving from the fee-for-service model to value-based payment and coordinated care among providers. This change may affect labs significantly because to get in on … [Read more...]

Top 10 Compliance Issues and Tips for 2016

January is a time for reflection and resolutions. For compliance officers that means evaluating compliance risks. G2 Compliance Advisor surveyed experts in laboratory compliance for the top issues … [Read more...]

3 Legal Protections to Include in Your Patient Debt Collection Agency Services Contract

Outsourcing can be an effective way to overcome patient collection challenges. But it can also backfire if the collection agency you contract with uses illegal, unethical or insensitive collection … [Read more...]

Evaluate, increase your lab’s compliance budget

The Health Care Compliance Association's (HCCA's) compliance officer and staff compensation survey sheds light on how your colleagues are faring from a salary standpoint (See G2 Compliance Advisor, … [Read more...]

HIPAA Compliance Enforcement to Escalate

Expect more government investigations of labs for HIPAA compliance. The government is more concerned than ever about the security of patient records and has signaled that it is ramping up enforcement … [Read more...]

Promote Cyber Security Awareness

In the health care industry, October is perhaps most commonly identified with Breast Cancer Awareness. Certainly it’s a topic worthy of laboratory sector attention given the industry’s role via BRCA … [Read more...]

LabMD Trial Held; Company Continues to Fight

The saga of LabMD v. the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to twist and turn as more information comes to light about the business practices of "cyber intelligence" company Tiversa, … [Read more...]

The Art of Appeals: Don't Give Up Too quickly When a Payer Denies Your Claim

In the first part of this two-part series, we told you how to reduce the chances that payers would deny your claims. This month, you'll learn what you can do when, despite your best efforts, they … [Read more...]