About Eagle Consulting Partners

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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.

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Cloud Storage and HIPAA – Are You Compliant?

The computing industry is moving to a cloud-centric model, and one of the significant trends is moving business data storage into the cloud. In many cases, cloud storage is more convenient,...

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.

Molina Healthcare Online Breach Shows Need for Web Application Security

Molina Healthcare, a leading Medicaid and Affordable Care Act insurer across 12 states, recently suffered a security breach in which patient records were exposed on their online subscriber portal....

Data Breach at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Practice Highlights Need for Internal Audit and Physical Security

Approximately 15,000 documents of patients from 16 states and five countries were breached and stolen by a disgruntled employee of an LA based plastic surgery center. We review steps you can take to protect yourself from similar breaches.

URGENT – International Ransomware Attack in Progress – Action Needed

U.S. Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have issued an urgent alert to healthcare, government and other organizations regarding an unprecedented, rapidly ransomware attack. It has infected over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals worldwide.

100 Days of HIPAA Enforcement under President Trump

It hasn't been widely publicized, but President Trump's administration brought five HIPAA enforcement actions, totaling $11,631,000, during his first 100 days in office.  The appointment of Roger...

Security Risk Analysis deadline under ACI is 12/31/2017

The Security Risk Analysis (SRA) remains a requirement for the new Advancing Care Information (ACI) category of MIPS. A change enacted this year requires that the SRA be complete by 12/31/2017 under ACI, the Medicaid Meaningful Use program for physicians, and Hospital Meaningful Use programs. Practices who need outside help are advised to schedule their early to ensure that it is completed on time, and to avoid

Security Risk Analysis: Doctors believe EHR outages harm patients

According to a recent survey, physicians believe that EHR downtime harms patients. This is supported by the the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC), which states that medication errors and other impacts can occur. An effective HIPAA Security Risk Analysis (SRA) will

Health Care Direction under President Trump

While most of the political attention has focused on the GOP and Trump administration’s efforts to repeal Obamacare, aging Baby Boomers continue to challenge the finances of Medicare and the entire U.S. Federal budget. After the recent passage of an Obamacare repeal bill in the House, it is likely that political attention will remain on Obamacare repeal efforts, leaving recently enacted programs affecting Medicare, MACRA and MIPS, intact. It is possible that practices who maximize their performance under MIPS could earn a big payday, as high as

Ransomware – First Person Account

An Eagle Consulting Partners client, a 10 physician practice, shared their ransomware story.  In the words of the system administrator: It was about 6PM on a Wednesday evening and I needed to do...

HHS issues Guidance regarding HIPAA and Cloud Computing

Healthcare organizations are increasingly using cloud computing vendors for electronic records, billing and revenue cycle management, file sharing, backup, and a wide variety of other functions — and HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released important new guidance for these companies.

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