We’re seeing more and more data breaches of large-scale corporate and government organizations in the news daily. Cyber attacks on healthcare systems increased in 2020, and the healthcare sector is expected to fall under even greater pressure from cyber criminals in 2021.
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Health Care announced an expanded collaboration with Epic, the country’s leading EHR, to offer identity verification and authentication solutions to healthcare providers using the Epic MyChart patient portal.
The No Surprises Act is going into effect in January 2022. While we wait for the regulation details to materialize, it is important to understand your baseline today to get ahead of what’s to come.
With political changes also come regulation changes. Though surprise medical billing has long been an issue, Congress recently passed HR 3630 containing the “No Surprises Act”, to remedy the problem. This latest bill applies to all group and individual health plans, with an effective date of January 2022. Among other things, this regulation requires that provider directories be updated on a regular basis, every 90 days.
The new “No Surprises Act” requires health plans to verify and update provider directory information at least every 90 days, which includes both individual providers and facilities. If you don’t have a plan to meet the requirements of the new regulation, it’s a good time to start.