Aug 1, 2017 10:37:00 AM

CMS May Want Their Money Back

The old adage ‘Money can make you do crazy things’ can easily be applied to both our personal and business lives. Within the healthcare industry, HITECH incentive payments were offered by the US government several years ago to implement electronic health record systems at hospitals and other healthcare organizations. In order to qualify for these government incentive payments, healthcare organizations were required to carry out regular security risk assessments in order to show that they were meeting the HIPAA Security Rule requirements. As is the case with many government incentives, a large number of healthcare organizations properly followed the rules and carried out the security risk assessments while a select number received the HITECH incentive payments without doing so.

Topics: Cyber Assurance Insights, HITECH