By Kayla Matthews – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known more broadly as HIPAA, is a United States law applicable to data security and privacy of health care records and the patients associated with them.
A coalition of eight national medical specialties pledged support for the bipartisan Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107), legislation that would protect patients from unreasonable Medicare Advantage plan requirements that…
By Kayla Matthews – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act governs the treatment of health care data and privacy regulations in the United States. Most responsible providers and organizations understand some of the actions that constitute the most substantial HIPAA regulations.
By Sheba Vine – HIPAA provides patients with fundamental rights to access, inspect and obtain a copy of their health information for as long as the information is maintained by the healthcare provider (covered entity) regardless of the date created, format of the PHI or where the PHI originated.
By Gina McNellis – We’ve already written over the past year about expected changes to the Cancer Registry– and how extensive they are likely to be. No doubt – this is a big deal. Remember the shift from ICD-9 to ICD-10?
By Julie Sheppard – Patients may consider sample medications a bonus at any outpatient setting for reasons of convenience or cost savings. However, sample medications create liability for physicians and healthcare organizations while unsuspecting patients face increased safety risks.
By Robert F. Bacon – The provider community has been begging for documentation reform for over 20 years, and there is no question that simplifying the complex requirements of clinical documentation is necessary.
Designed to help providers implement HIPAA rules and regulations,HIPAA Tool Kit is an ideal resource for creating a new compliance program or conducting a compliance assessment. Pre-order you 2019 version today!
By Don Hardwick – Managing the disclosure of PHI from within a healthcare organization has become increasingly complex. As the volume of medical ROI continues to rise, multiple disclosure points place organizations at risk for privacy breach.
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