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Theft of iPhone Lands Non-Profit $650,000 HIPAA fine

Healthcare provider pays $650,000 fine because iPhone was stolen that contained health information.
“You’re only as safe as your partner,” she says. “Everyone involved with vendor management should develop a common, collaborative security strategy that includes layering new protections onto processes and policies to defend against information risk in the supply chain.”

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With value-based care, revenue cycle management demands an ‘end-to-end’ system

Revenue cycle management has gone from being a “back office” function to an “end-to-end” system that begins at patient intake or even before, claims specialists say. Advanced technologies, in tandem with improved workflows and better data have resulted in RCM systems that encompass the entire healthcare enterprise. With the right automation tools and revenue cycle support, experts say healthcare providers should be able to improve their cash flows by collecting patient payments up front, determining precise eligibilities and filing clean claims to payers.

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