Healthcare Providers

Latecomers to hospice frequently are male, have certain cancers, Penn researchers find

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Men and patients with certain types of cancer are among those less likely to enroll in hospice, suggesting that healthcare providers should focus on presenting these groups with all their end-of-life care options, according to newly published findings.

The government plans a 'computer matching program' to combat improper Medicare, Medicaid payments

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The government plans to start a "computer matching program" to reduce improper payments from government health programs to providers and other entities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in a memorandum Friday.

Massive HIPAA breach linked to Heartbleed bug highlights huge security risk facing healthcare sector, expert says

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A historically large data breach at Community Health Systems has been linked to the infamous Heartbleed bug, which could lead to a "tipping point" in how healthcare providers approach data storage and security, according to Forbes contributor Dan Munro.

Providers could lose Medicaid money and patient information due to ICD-10 transition, researchers find

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Healthcare providers could experience financial and information losses when they make the mandated transition to the new International Classification of Diseases coding system in October, according to researchers at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Proper protection

Proper protection

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Long-term care operators need to ensure that their lifeblood β€” data β€”is adequately guarded in the case of natural disaster, power outage or cyber attack