News & Analysis

April 23, 2019
HIM Briefings

The medical record is a key communication tool for providers and plays a major role in surveys. Use these tips to ensure your facility is on top of The Joint Commission’s requirements.

April 22, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

There are fewer hoops to jump through when another provider requests a practice’s patient records than when an attorney requests them, but the requesting providers don’t have an automatic right to those records, and you can’t just hand them over.

April 19, 2019
Medicare Web

The healthcare industry had more cybersecurity breaches than any other sector in 2018 and the number one cause of breaches across all industries was phishing, according to the fifth annual Data Security Incident Response Report from the law firm BakerHostetler.

April 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: If a patient requests copies of his or her medical record, which is allowed by the Privacy Rule, is the patient required to pay for the copies?

April 17, 2019
HIM Briefings

AHIMA and ACDIS recently updated their collaborative practice brief “Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice.” Learn what’s new and what you need to do.

April 15, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Once you understand the basics of privacy and disclosure of PHI under HIPAA, strive to keep staff trained. According to Section 164.530 (b) of the Privacy Rule, a covered entity must train all members of their workforce on the policies and procedures with respect to PHI as necessary and appropriate.