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 ...
Feb 6th, 2019
HEALTHCON 2019 (April 28-May 1 in Las Vegas) is for everyone on the revenue management side of healthcare; it provides cutting-edge education, networking, and other professional opportunities. Expert speakers, such as Colleen Gianatasio, CPC, CPC-P, CPMA, CPC-I, CRC, of the AAPC National Advisory Board, help make this a professional event you can’t miss. AAPC asked ...
In Billing
Jan 25th, 2019
School faculty often does whatever it takes to help out a student to ensure they thrive in their educational environment. And then, there is Casey Smitherman, the superintendent of Elwood Community Schools in Indiana, who took nurturing to an extreme when she committed fraud to treat a student with strep throat. Smitherman was booked on ...
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 ...
In CMS
Jan 25th, 2018
People board planes by waving their phones. Now your patients will wave their phones when asked about their medical record with a new tool from Apple. This is the latest in several efforts by government and industry to make medical records portable and universal.  And, it’s the first that would use the smart phone to ...