By Tod Ferran Find your risks, and then implement security measures to remedy them. Having a successful HIPAA risk analysis and risk management plan will help you to maintain compliance within your organization. Unfortunately, many organizations are unprepared to tackle the project, and either give up or lose focus on what’s important. Don’t let your ...
Mar 29th, 2012
Greater numbers of health care providers adopting smartphones and tablets (such as the iPad) means greater concerns about the security of patient health information stored on such devices. And, as reported by Pamela Lewis Dolan of amednews, if a portable device gets lost (or worse, stolen), you can be fairly certain that whoever finds it ...
Oct 20th, 2011
The HIPPA act of 1996 is more than just privacy, says AAPC ICD-10 Trainer Betty Johnson, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H, CPCD, CCS-P, PCS, CCP, CIC, RMC in the first edition of the “Coding Corner” column with Advance for Health Information Professionals. “HIPAA also includes provisions for standardization of healthcare information (i.e., standards for electronic claims submission, ...
In Billing
Sep 8th, 2011
Our code sets are mandated by HIPAA; however, there are entities not mandated under HIPAA, such as workers’ compensation. Wise billers should understand the panels on which they’re participating and if those panels will be making the transition to ICD-10-CM, or if they will still require the use of ICD-9-CM codes. The entities not mandated ...
In CMS
Aug 25th, 2009
The mandatory compliance date for Medicare’s Fee-for-Service (FFS) implementation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) version 5010 is Jan. 1, 2012; however, providers will be able to test the new software and transition to version 5010 as early as Jan. 1, 2011. Are you ready? CMS to Host Third Education Call on 5010 was last ...