By Stephanie Jones Cecchini, CPC, CEMC, CHISP, Approved ICD-10 Trainer LinkedIn – LION https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniececchini This is part two of a four-part series. The United States leads the world in medical innovation.  We have the best access to the latest medical advances–largely because they were discovered, developed and produced here in the United States.  We have access...
Sep 30th, 2013
September 23 is right around the corner. Has your practice updated its standard privacy notice yet? Covered entities—including health care providers who conduct covered healthcare transactions electronically—are required to develop and distribute a notice to patients that provides a clear, user-friendly explanation of the provider’s privacy practices and patients’ rights to privacy of protect...
The number of eligible professionals (EPs) and hospitals (EHs) that successfully met and attested to Stage 1 meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) has been tabulated for 2011, and the number is better than many had predicted. According to a white paper by RTI International, prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...
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Sep 29th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for Model 1 of its Bundled Payments for Care Improvement program, giving providers for whom the episode of care is the acute care hospital stay only until Oct. 6 to apply. Sept. 22 was the original deadline. Bundled Payments Acute Care Deadline Extended ...
Sep 1st, 2011
Part 2: Update your security policies. By Marcia L. Brauchler, MPH, CPC-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, CPHQ Recent changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mean that all health care practices and facilities should be reviewing their processes to ensure compliance. Enhancements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 have strengthened ...