This week's note from the instructor looks at a few issues pertaining to rural health clinics that remain unsolved either due to conflicting or lacking guidance from CMS.
A recent HIPAA breach that involved transmission of PHI to only one party—a reporter—nonetheless cost a Connecticut practice $125,000, in part because the practice didn’t take simple precautions.
Vitagene Inc. stored data such as consumers' email addresses, dates of birth, and gene-based health information on a publicly accessible cloud-based database.
The Revenue Integrity Symposium brings together so many aspects of revenue cycle management, compliance, and payer policies across settings.
Q: How do you report the delivery of twins using CPT codes?
Q: Does HIPAA apply to cloud service providers outside of the U.S.?
This week’s Medicare updates include the CY 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System proposed rule, a series of OIG reports on hospice deficiencies, the new interest rate for Medicare overpayments and underpayments, and more!
CMS is extending its enforcement discretion period for its laboratory date of service (DOS) exception policy to January 2020.
Consider how HIM professionals can use their unique blend of skills to help patients and their families navigate the complexities of healthcare.
Q: How can case managers better define and differentiate between a patient's capacity and a patient's competence?
Despite the presence of clear guidelines for ethics committees, these working groups vary considerably across institutions.
CMS proposed one mandatory and four voluntary alternative payment models (APM) for Medicare beneficiaries who receive treatment for chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.
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