Friday, January 27, 2017

Recommendations to Providers Regarding Cyber Security

On January 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum reminding providers and suppliers to keep current with best practices regarding mitigation of cyber security attacks. In the memorandum, CMS outlined resources to assist agencies in their reviews of their cyber security and information technology programs. Please see the CMS-issued memorandum for more information at:

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-17-17.html?DLPage=2&DLEntries=10&DLSort=3&DLSortDir=descending.

Regardless of whether or not your agency participates in federal programs, the information, recommendations and resources given are still useful. 

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Shadle, Home Care Services Section Manager at matt.shadle@state.co.us or at (303)692-2981.

Stakeholder Forum – In Person Meeting on February 2, 2017

House Bill 12-1294 established a stakeholder forum as an opportunity for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to hear the issues of concern that affect licensed health care facilities and consumers.

Generally, we meet quarterly. The next stakeholder meeting is: 

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Time: 1:30 -3:00 p.m.
Location: Phone meeting 
Call in information: 712-432-3066 
Conference code ______

The agenda and handout are available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByqZDBabyNVSdU9NWEdPWDJpdm8/view?usp=sharing


For questions, please call or e-mail Lorraine Dixon-Jones at 303.692.2889 or lorraine.dixon@state.co.us