Feb 3rd, 2014
Tragic events featuring a mentally unstable gunman who opens fire on innocent people are a sad concern and public safety issue for Americans, today. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has addressed this public safety concern in a proposed rule (45 CFR Part 164) that permits personal health information (PHI) of individuals with ...
Aug 17th, 2009
If a clinical laboratory offers your physician’s practice financial assistance to acquire electronic medical record (EMR) software, listen to the sirens going off in your head and run the other way. There’s probably a catch, and it’s probably illegal. Physicians Beware of EMR Software Purchasing Assistance was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
Apr 1st, 2008
Instill Order When Government Investigators Knock at Your Door By Julie E. Chicoine, JD, RN, CPC Without a moment’s notice, federal and state agency investigators can show up at a health care provider’s office or a facility to investigate suspected fraud. Under such circumstances, clinicians, business managers and coding staff members of physician practices, hospitals, ...