Nov 1st, 2012
By David Lane, PhD, CHC, CPC, CAPPM “Compliance” often conjures up images of boring lectures, law enforcement, huge fines, scary “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” mentality, and worse. In reality, compliance is an integral part of the health field. And with health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...
Aug 1st, 2011
Part 1: Updating your privacy policies. By Marcia L. Brauchler, MPH, CPC-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, CPHQ From its inception in April 2003, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was something of a “paper tiger.” But when President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law in February 2009, the tiger got ...