Feb 9th, 2018
The Boston-based nonprofit health system, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., discovered personal data and protected health information (PHI) had been accessed by computers infected with malware in May 2017. The breach involved more than 2,600 individuals of which Partners notified on Feb. 5. According to Boston Business Journal: The nonprofit health system, whose hospitals include Massachusetts ...
Feb 22nd, 2013
Dramatic modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules that will impact your practice are finalized and begin to take effect next month. The omnibus final rule, developed to help implement HITECH regulations in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and shore up electronic privacy rules ...
Jan 14th, 2013
If you think your health care organization is immune to financial penalties following a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), think again. Today, with the use of mobile phones, laptops, and other portable storage devices—more than ever—you need policies and procedures to safeguard private patient information, no matter how it’s used or accessed. ...
May 1st, 2012
With health information available online, the patient/provider relationship is changing. By Ida Landry, CPC The Internet and telephone have become increasingly popular methods for providing medical assistance and enhancing patients’ health care experience. Combined with supplementing face-to-face office visits, these alternative services offer a quality of care not seen since the days of the house ...
Dec 15th, 2008
Several AAPC members are featured in the Dec. 1 article “30 Under 30” in the industry journal Advance for Health Information Professionals. The magazine chose the health information management professionals because they are “primed, prepped, and certified to take on the challenges of EHR and HIT.” AAPC certified coders featured include Alaina M. Boncher, CPC®, ...