The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been a huge challenge for case managers across the country. One of the biggest hurdles they’ve faced has been overcoming issues related to discharging COVID-19 patients in the midst of the outbreak.
Q: If an individual requests an electronic copy of protected health information (PHI) and the covered entity (CE) maintains that particular record only on paper, what is the standard procedure? Can a paper copy suffice? Does the covered entity need to find a way to deliver the record electronically?
HIM professionals will need to look at the big picture to chart a path forward. Learn how respondents to the 2020 HIM Roles and Responsibilities Survey have been affected and how your department compares.
This week’s Medicare updates include a new website devoted to price transparency, clarifications on guidance related to emergency preparedness requirements, updated COVID-19 blanket waivers for teaching hospitals, and more!