You want your staff members to report incidents when they suspect a privacy or security violation involving PHI has occurred.
Hospitals and provider networks account for the highest number of breaches on the OCR list of entities reporting breaches of unsecured PHI affecting 500 or more individuals, a new report indicates.
Now that fall is in the air, hospitals may feel a chill as Medicare implements the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) through the 2011 inpatient prospective payment system. Aspects include:
The transition to ICD-10 is not in any way the kind of transition we made from ICD-8 to ICD-9, nor is it a simple matter of training coders and installing a new encoder.
Test staff members’ knowledge of the new codes with this quiz
Every October 1, new ICD-9-CM codes take effect. Others are revised or deemed invalid. What do you need to know about this year’s batch of new codes?