Entries by Dan Rodgers

Proposed 2018 physician fee schedule includes reduced burden on physicians

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released the proposed 2018 Medicare Fee Schedule. As part of a statutory across-the-board reduction in payments, the rule proposes an overall 1% decrease to dermatology payments. Within the proposed rule, CMS solicits ideas for making the health care delivery system less bureaucratic and complex for physicians, […]

Our Business World Under Attack

By now you’ve probably heard of the new nasty cyber-bug that is wreaking havoc across the globe. WannaCry slammed into the internet last week and continues to proliferate through under protected PCs and networks worldwide. This new tactic is not “phishing” related and we can’t blame our staff or each other for opening something we […]

Microsoft Warns of Ransomware with Self-Propagation Features

“We are alerting Windows users of a new type of ransomware that exhibits worm-like behavior,” Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center alert reads. “This ransom leverages removable and network drives to propagate itself and affect more users.” Microsoft has released an alert today warning about a new ransomware variant called ZCryptor, which comes with the ability to […]

Be Prepared for Ransomware Because You Will Get Hit Eventually

It has happened again. Another hospital system has been attacked by a ransomware. A malicious software that locks down our systems, encrypts our files and will only release them once a fee has been paid. This time It’s MedStar Health in the Baltimore area. http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-medstar-computer-outage-20160328-story.html Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance, Presbyterian Medical Center in Southern California, Kentucky […]