H2 Healthcare Data Breach Report

MCOL Cyber Attacks

By Staff Reporters

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Critical Insight: 2021 with 5 Findings

 •  In 2021, 45 million individuals were affected by healthcare cyber-attacks, up from 34 million in 2020.
 •  The total number of affected increased 32% over 2020, meaning that more records are exposed per breach each year.
 •  Breaches only rose 2.4% from 663 in 2020 to 679 in 2021 but still hit historic highs.
 •  Hacking/IT incidents continue as the most common cause of breaches with an increase of 10% in 2021.
 •  Hacking incidents at outpatient/specialty clinics saw a 41% increase in these types of breaches in 2021.

Source: Critical Insight via Fierce Healthcare, February 1, 2022

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ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX: Physicians Beware!

By Staff Reporters

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Alternative Minimum Tax

DEFINITION: The alternative minimum tax (AMT) is a tax imposed by the United States federal government in addition to the regular income tax for certain individuals, estates, and trusts. As of tax year 2018, the AMT raises about $5.2 billion, or 0.4% of all federal income tax revenue, affecting 0.1% of taxpayers, mostly in the upper income ranges.

CITE: https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/0826102549

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Key Takeaways

  • The alternative minimum tax (AMT) ensures that certain taxpayers pay their fair share of income taxes.
  • However, the structure was not indexed to inflation or tax cuts. …
  • For those subject to AMT, there are certain strategies that can be employed to reduce your exposure to this tax.

MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2020/09/11/your-first-look-at-2021-tax-rates-projected-brackets-standard-deductions–more/?sh=119ff37413ba

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PODCAST: The “Secret” to Doctor Pay = RVUs

Relative Value Units

By Eric Bricker MD

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