Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published revised Emergency Preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers in Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM) used by State Survey Agency Directors to evaluate and certify annually compliance with the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule.  Seventeen provider and supplier categories are […]

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The Office of the Secretary (OS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published in the Federal Register today, a proposed rule to modify the HIPAA National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) D.0 Transaction Standard. The published summary of the proposed rule is: “This proposed rule would adopt a modification to […]

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP law firm cited the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) December 28, 2018, publication of Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients, a product of the Healthcare & Public Health Sector Coordinating Councils’ Public Private Partnership.  The publication notes a Disclaimer: “This document is provided for […]

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Today, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published Special Publication (SP) 800-37 Revision 2:  Risk Management Framework for Information Systems and Organizations:  A System Life Cycle Approach for Security and Privacy.  The published abstract is: “This publication describes the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and provides guidelines for applying the RMF to information systems […]

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