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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…

Eagle Consulting Releases its MIPS Impact Estimates for 2018

The CMS Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) rules have changed for 2018, and the financial impact for physician practices has edged higher.  Based on performance in 2018, physician reimbursement for Medicare Part B in calendar year 2020 will be reduced by as much as 5%.

Eagle Releases 2018 Edition of HIPAA/FERPA/IDEA Policies and Procedures for Ohio DD Boards

Eagle Consulting Partners is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 update of its Policies and Procedures for Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disability.  These policies simultaneously comply with HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA and the Ohio law.

Ransomware Targeting Hospitals and Health IT Systems

SamSam ransomware is making a name for itself by attacking healthcare-related organizations. Prior to its famous attack on Allscripts, SamSam infected three hospitals. Ransomware remains a significant risk for organizations in 2018.

Allscripts EHR Down for 1 Week; Is Your Cloud EHR Next?

Allscripts’ EHR taken down by ransomware for extended period of time. All clients were affected. Case study emphasizes the importance of backups and emergency plans.

Ransomware Destroys Small Practice EHR Database

Hermes ransomware attacks small physician practice. Ransomware encrypted database files prior to routine backup. Entire EHR database lost and backup unusable. Attack illustrates the importance of multiple generations of backup and separating backup from computer network.

Meltdown & Spectre Part II: Impacts to Healthcare Organizations

Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities affect HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates. Every computer, phone, and tablet is impacted. What are they and what do you need to know? Read our series to find out.

Cover Your PC Camera – Someone May Be Watching!

Phillip Durachinsky was charged for his role in deploying malware called “Fruitfly”. Fruitfly infected thousands of computers and harvested millions of pictures and other files which were allegedly stored by Durachinsky. Fruitfly also has the capability to turn on webcams and microphones remotely.

Meltdown & Spectre Part I: What Are They?

Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities affect HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates. Every computer, phone, and tablet is impacted. What are they and what do you need to know? Read our series to find out.

Federal Substance Use Confidentiality Regulations (42 CFR Part 2) Updated!

Updates to Federal Substance Use Confidentiality Regulations take effect on February 2, 2018. Eagle Consulting Partners has made available a Redlined version of 42 CFR Part 2 to download. Eagle Consulting can assist with policy development, audits and training in light of these updates.

Cloud Storage HIPAA Compliance Recommendations

How do you ensure cloud storage HIPAA compliance? There are a number of file storage services in the cloud and if you are designated a business associate for a healthcare payer or provider you need to form the right policies and agreements.

School Counselor Fraudulent Billing Highlights Need for Internal Audit Program

In recent news, a school counselor and the owner of Western Carolina Counseling Services, Joseph Frank Korzelius, pleaded guilty to health care fraud having used the personal information from his...

Updated Rule for CMS Quality Payment Program

Are you prepared for the changes from CMS for the Quality Payment Program? Eagle has prepared an updated rule for proposed changes through 2018.

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