Twelve state attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit last month against Medical Informatics Engineering Inc., in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for failing to secure its computer systems, which resulted in a HIPAA data breach that compromised the data of more than 3.9 million people.
Q: A physician documented that a pregnant patient is obese, and the patient’s chart has a listed body mass index (BMI) score. Can we assign an ICD-10-CM BMI code in this instance or should this never be done for an obstetrics patient?
Q: In a previous question, you said you can destroy paper records like charts as soon as they are scanned into the EMR if your state considers electronic storage media legally acceptable for medical records. My organization is currently rewriting our policy on shredding charts; is there any reference to this in HIPAA that we can use to back this up?
The National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity is currently seeking speakers to present at the 2019 Revenue Integrity Symposium (RIS), to be held October 15–16, 2019, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.
This week’s Medicare updates include a transmittal implementing quarterly updates to the DMEPOS competitive bidding program files, a transmittal implementing 14 newly waived CLIA tests, the quarterly update to the NCCI procedure-to-procedure edits, and more!
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on January 8 that nearly $3 million in grants will be provided to 13 community health organizations across the state for programs that address the social determinants of health.
The healthcare sector is a frequent target of cyberattacks due to the value of PHI, which is the target of financial identity theft and medical identity theft. To safeguard PHI, you need to know the differences among phishing, ransomware, and DoS attacks.