Aug 15th, 2016
A business associate (BA) of healthcare provider Bon Secours left personal information of more than 650,000 patients exposed on the internet for four days, revealing names, insurance ID numbers, banking info, Social Security numbers, and clinical data. The breach was discovered by Bon Secours. WTKR reported the healthcare chain discovered that R-C Healthcare Management had ...
Jun 1st, 2014
With everyone on board using creative resolution, the transition doesn’t have to be daunting. By Lynda Vining, CPC Recently, an academic facility installed a new computer system. It included a massive, shared electronic medical record, which incorporated electronic patient scheduling, fiscal management, and revenue cycle. Here’s how the transition was made successful. Start with Training ...
[On the Cover] Ensure clinical documentation integrity in your electronic health records. By Michael Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC There are advantages and disadvantages associated with the use of imported text in electronic healthcare records (EHRs). Let’s explore efficient documentation practices that support the integrity of the clinical record and prevent exposure to the potential risks ...
Don’t let cloned documentation sink your coding and compliance efforts. by Joyce Will, RHIT, CPC Although Medicare doesn’t have a national policy on the use of shortcuts (such as templates or copy and paste functions) when physicians and non-physician practitioners document services in an electronic health record (EHR), the subject of “cloned notes” continues to be ...
In Audit
Jun 29th, 2012
Alaska’s Department of Health & Human Services (DHSS), the state’s Medicaid agency, will pay $1.7 million to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) after reporting a USB hard drive containing personal health information (PHI) was stolen from a state employee’s car. This is the first fine levied by the Office of Civil Rights ...