A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that using population health data could help identify patients with a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease who have not been previously identified as high risk due to lack of relevant cholesterol data.
The opioid crisis in the U.S. continues to touch on issues of patient rights and privacy. In October, OCR launched an education campaign about civil rights protections that include specific guidelines for covered entities under HIPAA
Medicare’s new method of calculating payment rates for laboratory tests, intended to reduce Medicare spending by $360 million in the first year, could cost the agency billions in overpayments, according to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Advanced Care Hospitalists PL in Lakeland, Florida, has agreed to pay $500,000 and undergo a corrective action plan in a settlement with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for its alleged violations of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules.
Q: My hospital's marketing team is becoming ambitious on social media lately. They like images, of course. What should we know about posting images of patients in social circles as it relates to HIPAA?
This week’s Medicare updates include a proposed rule regarding changes to the Medicare Advantage program regulations and Prescription Drug Benefit program, a review of hospital wage data to determine vulnerabilities in the hospital wage index system, the Fall 2018 semiannual report to Congress, and more!
Q: As a case manager, I know about motivational interviewing, especially for patients with mental health or substance abuse disorder, but a colleague recently mentioned the “ask me 3” technique to me. Is it similar to motivational interviewing?