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Eagle Consulting assists hospitals and physician practices with HIPAA compliance, IT security and incentive programs.

Our specialities include supporting physician practices with MIPS/MACRA and Meaningful Use, healthcare IT consulting, and helping health providers, agencies, and business associates with HIPAA Privacy, vulnerability analysis, and Security compliance.

We Keep You Informed…

MIPS Strategy: Topped Out Measures

During 2018, CMS has classified six of the MIPS quality measures “topped out” which makes achieving a high final score a bit tougher. In subsequent years, more measures will become topped out so providers will need to identify new measures in order to achieve the same MIPS final score.

MIPS: Small Practices May Claim a “Promoting Interoperability” (ACI) Exception

New for MIPS in 2018 is the “Significant Hardship Exception” for small practices, which exempts them from the “Promoting Interoperability” category. While claiming the exception will reduce cost and labor, practices should do a breakeven analysis to determine if it is profitable to complete the PI category.

“Meaningful Use” and “Advancing Care Information” renamed “Promoting Interoperability”

CMS has renamed its various EHR incentive programs to “Promoting Interoperability”. The Meaningful Use and Advancing Care Information names will be dropped.

Former OCR Official Reveals Top Reason for Risk Analysis Audit Failure

A key reason for risk analysis failure during an audit by the HHS Office for Civil Rights is mistaking a technical or non-technical evaluation for a risk analysis.

Phishing for Healthcare Providers

Don’t become the next Catch of the Day! Healthcare providers are worse than their peers at identifying phishing emails and preventing these attacks. What is phishing? How can you protect yourself? Read this article to find out.

Healthcare Industry Lagging in Cybersecurity (Part I)

A recent report on healthcare cybersecurity shows the industry 15th out of the 18 major US industries surveyed. In Part I of this two-part article, we explore this poor rating and investigate why healthcare records are so appealing to criminals.

Healthcare Industry Lagging in Cybersecurity (Part II)

A recent report on healthcare cybersecurity shows the industry 15th out of the 18 major US industries surveyed. In Part II of this two-part article, we investigate why healthcare organizations struggle to keep up with cybersecurity threats.

HIPAA Policy Templates for Business Associates Help You Avoid Fines

HIPAA Business Associates have experienced HIPAA breach fines in the millions of dollars. Eagle Consulting offers HIPAA Policy Templates specifically tailored to different types of Business Associates, including cloud computing vendors, IT managed services companies, and third-party administrators.

Ohio DD Boards – Confidentiality Contracts with PT, OT and ST Independent Contractors

Ohio DD Boards are responsible for ensuring confidentiality when working with third parties. The appropriate method varies depending on whether a 3rd party provider is HIPAA Covered Entity or not. Eagle offers a model confidentiality agreement for contract providers who are not HIPAA Covered Entities.

Meltdown & Spectre Part III: Checking and Updating Your Computer

Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities affect HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates. Every computer, phone, and tablet is impacted. Take these steps to protect yourself and update your systems.

Meltdown & Spectre Part IV: Updating Your Computer (Continued)

In Part IV of our series on the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, we finish the process of updating your computers’ firmware and key applications to protect you, your systems, and your patients and clients.

Partners HealthCare Informs 2,600 Patients of Malware Attack After 7-Month Investigation

Partners issued a press release stating that it would begin notifying patients whose information was at risk after a malware attack in May 2017. An outside forensics team determined that sensitive data for approximately 2,600 patients was vulnerable.

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