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...
Sep 26th, 2016
Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, protected health information (PHI) refers to health information that can identify an individual, or can be used with other available information to identify an individual. PHI requires two things: An identifier; and A piece of health information The HIPAA privacy rule defines “individual identifiers” to include: names, addresses, Social Security ...
In Audit
Mar 3rd, 2016
Marcia L. Brauchler, MPH, CPHQ, CPC-P, CPC-H, CPC-I Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, protected health information (PHI) refers to health information that can identify an individual, or can be used with other available information to identify an individual. The HIPAA rule applies specifically to “covered entities” and their “business associates.” PHI requires two things: An ...
Aug 25th, 2015
by Stacy Harper, JD, MHSA, CPC The core of any effective HIPAA compliance program is the development of a risk assessment and management process. An effective risk assessment and management process should include, at least: inventory, flow, scope, threats/vulnerabilities, likelihood, impact, risk, and response. Inventory For HIPAA compliance, the inventory should focus on identification of ...
Jul 15th, 2015
by John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Healthcare compliance is a group effort, requiring buy-in and vigilance from every member of your organization. Healthcare organizations should cultivate open lines of communication and enact a non-retaliation policy, to encourage employees to report non-compliance activities, without fear of reprisal. Effective communication starts with a culture that values ethics and ...