Twelve state attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit last month against Medical Informatics Engineering Inc., in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for failing to secure its computer systems, which resulted in a HIPAA data breach that compromised the data of more than 3.9 million people.
Q: A physician documented that a pregnant patient is obese, and the patient’s chart has a listed body mass index (BMI) score. Can we assign an ICD-10-CM BMI code in this instance or should this never be done for an obstetrics patient?
Q: In a previous question, you said you can destroy paper records like charts as soon as they are scanned into the EMR if your state considers electronic storage media legally acceptable for medical records. My organization is currently rewriting our policy on shredding charts; is there any reference to this in HIPAA that we can use to back this up?
This week’s Medicare updates include a transmittal implementing quarterly updates to the DMEPOS competitive bidding program files, a transmittal implementing 14 newly waived CLIA tests, the quarterly update to the NCCI procedure-to-procedure edits, and more!