Jul 10th, 2019
A whistleblower lawsuit alleges the University of Chicago Medicine shared hundreds of thousands of medical records with Google that retained identifiable information. Chicago-based law firm Edelson PC filed on behalf of a former patient and claiming this is a direct violation of HIPAA given the data-mining tech giant has access to a plethora of public and nonpublic information that ...
In CMS
Aug 15th, 2018
If Congress and other stakeholders continue to drag their heels, Medicare bankruptcy is a real possibility. The Medicare Part A trust fund will be depleted by 2026 and Medicare Part B spending will grow more than 8 percent over the next five years, according to the 2018 Annual Report by Medicare’s Board of Trustees. Two things ...
Since the 2014 federal mandate for providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), almost all healthcare organizations have made the switch over from paper medical records. With good intentions of better healthcare data capture and easier record sharing and portability, the EHR transition unfortunately opened a new list of problems. The good news is EHR technology ...
In Audit
Mar 14th, 2018
Although electronic health records (EHRs) weren’t originally designed with litigation in mind, it’s good to know how you can make them more usable as testimony in your defense. Consider how your EHR information will influence litigation and how it will be produced if sequestered. Differences of EHRs and Paper Charts in Litigation The way EHR ...
Mar 30th, 2017
Since electronic medical records (EMR) have become prevalent, there has been concern whether documentation in the patient record accurately reflects medical necessity and the services provided. When I started working in the healthcare setting, we always told providers, “Not documented, not done.” Now, when I review a chart note, the question I have to ask ...