News & Analysis

June 17, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

It can be impractical for medical researchers to seek authorization from all the patients whose medical records are sought for a study. That’s why HIPAA allows researchers to use de-identified PHI from records without individual authorization.

June 13, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: I work for a behavioral health recovery center, and many of our programs fall under 42 CFR Part 2, as we provide substance use services. Sometimes a referring agency follows up to ask if a client has scheduled an appointment. Can we confirm that a patient has made an appointment? Do referral appointments like this fall under PHI?

June 12, 2019
Medicare Web

On June 11, CMS published a Request for Information (RFI) as part of its Patients Over Paperwork initiative to collect public input on ways to reduce unnecessary administrative and regulatory burden.

June 12, 2019
HIM Briefings

Inpatient rehabilitation facility documentation compliance is coming under scrutiny. Learn how you can improve processes, strengthen compliance, and avoid costly audits.

June 10, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

In June 2018, the state of California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CaCPA), which has implications for healthcare professionals doing business in California, but with other states proposing similar bills, it’s worth taking a look to see what these privacy laws mean for HIPAA compliance and privacy more broadly.

June 7, 2019
Medicare Web

The American Medical Collection Agency recently began notifying its clients of a hack that exposed personal and billing data of its clients, including approximately 11.9 million Quest Diagnostic patients and 7.7 million LabCorp patients.

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