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VA payments system hit by hackers, breaching data of 46,000 vets

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notified its beneficiaries on Monday that a data breach has exposed the personal information of approximately 46,000 veterans. According to the VA’s Office of Management, an online application used by the agency’s Financial Services Center was accessed by unauthorized users in an attempt to divert payments to community care… Read More »

HHS is releasing over $4 billion in relief payments to safety net, rural hospitals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration has announced approximately $ 3 billion in funding to hospitals working on thin margins which serve a large percentage of vulnerable populations. HHS expects to distribute the $ 3 billion across 215 acute care facilities, bringing the total payments for… Read More »

OIG: CMS made $93.6M in faulty Medicare EHR incentive payments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made $ 93.6 million in incorrect Medicare electronic health record incentive payments to acute-care hospitals. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General, which focused on Medicare EHR incentive payments from Jan.1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2017.… Read More »