Tag: operations

4 Ways Companies Can Increase Diversity in the Workforce Today

Since last summer’s protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, many of the biggest public companies in the United States have pledged to increase black and minority representation. Yet a recent diversity study of the technology industry found companies that made statements in support of Black Lives Matter had 20% fewer black employees […]

Q&A: Revoking authorization for disclosure

Q: If an individual provides authorization for a disclosure, can the individual later revoke the authorization? Is the covered entity (CE) then required to “take back” or demand the erasure of any documentation by third parties that may have been made following the original authorization? A: Individuals have the right to revoke their authorizations in […]

HHS extends public comment period for HIPAA Privacy Rule modifications

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced on March 9 a 45-day extension for the public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The NPRM was first published in the Federal Register on January 21. At the time, individuals had 60 days to submit their comments. The […]

Agency reduces liability, productivity drain by eliminating petty cash

After years of using cash to handle client needs such as grocery shopping, one California agency made the decision to reduce risk while saving time and money by introducing a new card solution. Burlingame, Calif.-based Sage Eldercare Solutions started having its caregivers use True Link cards as part of its home care business. True Link […]

CMS releases updated sprinkler system guidance

In August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memo sent to state survey agency directors about the August 13 deadline that states that all nursing homes should have installed automatic sprinkler systems. CMS has updated that memo to give more flexibility to facilities. CMS added to the memo: We recognize that […]