This week’s Medicare updates include corrections to the OPPS final rule, clarification of Medicare’s policy regarding texting of patient information between healthcare providers, revisions to rural health clinic guidance, and more!
This week’s Medicare updates include the April 2017 Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter, scribe services signature requirements, outlier limitation on OPPS Community Mental Health Centers Services, and more!
Not only does your organization need appropriate policies and procedures in place to comply with HIPAA, you also need to make sure that staff members follow those policies and procedures. It’s not an easy task, and each organization has its own way of auditing compliance.
Q: My child’s school requires parents to send a doctor’s note when a student is out sick for more than two days. After providing this note for my child, their teacher spoke to me and mentioned information she could only have learned if she had read the note. Is this a HIPAA violation? Are schools covered by HIPAA if they request doctor's notes?
Slack recently updated its listing of compliance certifications and regulations to include HIPAA, which suggests it may be working toward functionality that would allow healthcare providers to share sensitive patient health information.