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Take note of the regulation updates that roll back some Stark rules and allow business associates to release information to public health officials.
 
 
You can use readily available communications apps such as Google Hangouts and Skype to provide telehealth and communications-based services to all patients during the COVID-19 emergency, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has clarified. But make sure the app or platform you use meets OCR’s guidelines.
 
 
You’ll find immediate opportunity to provide virtual visits to patients enrolled in Medicare plans as CMS seeks to facilitate screening and treatment of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases through telehealth services.
 

We asked Rob McDonald, vice president of product management for data privacy technology provider Virtru in Washington, D.C., for advice on mobile device security for the medical practice. He gave us this checklist.

In the most recent issue of Part B News, we offer six preventive steps that can save your data in the event of a ransomware attack. In case you want to be extra-secure, our experts now offer three more. 

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