CMS to Begin Fingerprint-Based Background Checks

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced its intention to begin finger print based background checks. Fingerprint-based background checks is a requirement, under §424.518, for any individual with a five percent or greater ownership interest in a provider or supplier that falls under the “high” risk category.

Security Risk Assessment Tool Now Available

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recognizes that conducting a risk assessment can be a challenging task. That’s why ONC, in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC), developed a downloadable SRA Tool [.exe - 66 MB] to help guide you through the process. This tool is not required by the HIPAA Security Rule, but is meant to assist providers and professionals as they perform a risk assessment

The Home Care Association of Colorado was founded in 1970. With a tradition of service to members for more than 40 years, it has established itself as a respected association representing the interests of the home care industry.