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Is biometric data a HIPAA risk?

By Janie Feldsher | February 19th, 2020

Biometrics are gathered to digitally identify individuals, based on unique physical characteristics. Biometrics include fingerprints, facial features, voice cadence, and other identifiers. ...

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History of CMS primary care initiative

By Janie Feldsher | January 21st, 2020

Many factors went into the development of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Primary Cares Initiative, including a concern for patient healthcare outcomes, a need to ...

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Gauging ACO success in 2019

By Tyler Comstock | December 9th, 2019

The number of ACO contracts has decreased slightly, but the number of individuals covered by those ACOs has increased from 2018 to 2019. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...