The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has released an Advisory on Potential Sanctions Risks for Facilitating Ransomware Payments. Financial institutions, cyber insurance firms, and companies that facilitate payments on behalf of victims may be violating OFAC regulations.
Universal Health Systems was hit with a ransomware attach this week. Their servers began to fail over the weekend and Hospitals across the country completely lost access to their EHR systems. As a result of this attack many facilities were forced to go to pen and paper for medical record keeping. In many locations the nursing staff did not have access to medication lists and had no way ok knowing which medications patients needed, how much to dose, or even who needed medications.
“I need some clarification on the proper coding for a paronychia on an established patient office visit. I’ve received mixed advice over the last year or so. Anything from CPT 10060 alone, to adding CPT 64450 and CPT 99212. I just want to be correct.”