News & Analysis

May 13, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Care coordination has been at the heart of recent healthcare redesign efforts, which includes integrating primary care with behavioral and mental healthcare, but misunderstandings about how and when HIPAA applies can lead to unnecessary delays and leave organizations vulnerable to compliance risks.

May 10, 2019
Medicare Web

On May 6, HHS’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Touchstone Medical Imaging has agreed to pay a $3 million settlement following a security incident that exposed the protected health information of more than 300,000 patients in 2014.

May 10, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: The American Medical Association added three new CPT codes for skin biopsies, effective January 1. What are the new biopsy codes and CPT guidelines for reporting them?

May 10, 2019
Case Management Monthly

Case managers already know their responsibility for patients doesn’t end at discharge and an important part of readmission prevention involves following up with the patient well after he or she leaves. But a new study shows one problem area where case managers might want to put some additional attention: the transition from SNF to home.

May 9, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines recently released guidance from CMS on the modernization of the local coverage determination process. 

May 9, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is HealthCare.gov considered a covered entity under HIPAA?

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