In Billing
May 17th, 2018
How much do you charge your patients or their designated third parties for medical records?  Better take a look and check your state laws, the General Accounting Office (GAO) just turned their eagle eyes on how much it costs patients and others to access records. Medical Records Study Thanks to the 21st Century Cures Act, the GAO ...
Manage your business associates to ensure HIPAA compliance. Most healthcare providers rely on an array of vendors, subcontractors, and partners in their pursuit to treat and care for patients. How you manage those relationships, and how your business associates safeguard the patient information you send them, can affect not only patient privacy, but also the ...
A quick review of the HIPAA Privacy Rule can help to guide healthcare entities on the proper way to share information in emergency situations. By Jillian Harrington, EdD, MHA, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CEMC, CCS, CCS-P, AAPC Fellow Following several situations that have recently occurred, such as the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the weather related disasters in Florida ...
Mar 4th, 2018
All healthcare providers must present to all patients, with whom there is a direct treatment relationship, a notice of privacy practices. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy rule indicates the notice must be provided: Not later than the first service encounter by personal delivery of patient services, electronically or through ...
In CMS
Feb 12th, 2018
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), protected health information (PHI) is all individually identifiable health information in any form, electronic or non-electronic, that is held or transmitted by a covered entity (health plan, healthcare clearinghouse, or healthcare provider). This includes individually identifiable health information in paper records tha...