Jun 24th, 2019
Here’s how to fight back. Most of us are concerned about being personally attacked by cybercriminals, and we must have that same increased awareness within our medical practices. Cybercriminals consider medical practices ripe for the picking. Security policies and continuous education work like pesticides. Are you protected from a HIPAA breach? The Name of the ...
Put safeguards in place to make it harder to be a thief’s target. Embezzlement happens in large and small practices, often because there are few checks and balances to catch theft. An employee who is determined to steal will find a way, but some simple steps could prevent an employee from giving into the temptation. ...
Your practice’s livelihood and your patients’ privacy are at stake. Information technology (IT) security is comparable to cancer: Just as there is no “silver bullet” to prevent cancer, there is no single product to protect against every security threat. And just as you can reduce the risk of cancer through healthy habits (e.g., don’t use ...
In Audit
Jul 13th, 2017
Think your healthcare covered entity doesn’t need to establish and maintain Business Associate Agreements (BAA) with companies who can access your patients’ protected health information (PHI)? Think again. Cases in Point March 2016 — North Memorial Health Care agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1,550,000 to settle charges that it potentially ...
In Billing
Jun 20th, 2017
Medicare beneficiaries will start receiving new member ID cards in the mail beginning April 2018. Healthcare providers and the billing companies they employ have until then to prepare their systems to accept the new format. What’s Behind the Change? The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) mandates the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ...