By Greg Ford – Recently, MRO began its 2019 PHI Disclosure Management Webinar Series to healthcare professionals across the country about the rising tide of payer requests for medical records.
By Matt Fisher – The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced another monetary penalty and settlement for the failure of an entity to fully or competently comply with HIPAA requirements. More particularly, the entity in question offers yet another example of the absence of a risk analysis.
By Art Gross – Metrocare Services, a mental health service provider in North Texas, has notified the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) of a data breach affecting 5,290 patients. The breach was the result of a phishing attack and was discovered on….
By Kayla Matthews – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act went into effect in 1996, and it has changed dramatically in the intervening decades. Initially created to make health insurance coverage easier to maintain for employees as they moved between jobs…
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 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.
By Angela Rose – Stephen Covey will long be remembered as the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The wisdom of those habits is applicable to organizations as well.
By Don Hardwick – Releasing medical records from a healthcare organization’s business office can be accomplished in a more efficient and cost-effective method.
By Lee Barrett – Some say there’s nothing like a little controversy to spark interest in your organization. Others say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Call me old fashioned, but I contend, in healthcare, being featured on the Office for Civil Rights’ Wall of Shame or plastered on a news headline about a breach of personal health information (PHI) bad publicity, bad business and bad medicine.
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