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On December 28 HHS released suggested measures to protect health care businesses from cyberattacks on their EHRs and protected health information. Included among threats they say practices should watch for: Ransomware, which has become a common hacking exploit in health care.

The new final rule on short-term, limited-duration (STLD) plans covered in our Aug. 13 issue has drawn praise from Republicans, their supporters and people who sell STLD insurance; everyone else's opinion ranges from diffident to hostile.

What's worse than one False Claims Act settlement? How about two False Claim Act settlements?
Expect no mercy when you have a written policy for encryption, then suffer a breach because you fail to follow it.
Medicare, Medicaid and other federal programs may soon find a new home, as the Trump administration seeks to rename the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a report in Politico.

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