News & Analysis

November 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

It's almost that time of year again, when holidays abound and people's lives tend to get even more hectic than normal. As a manager, it means planning holiday parties, dealing with requests for time off, and a myriad of other tasks.

November 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs are well under way at this point. The federal Medicare incentive program began issuing payments earlier this year, and many states have already done so as well for the Medicaid program.

November 1, 2011
Case Management Monthly

Many case managers face the dilemma of how to cover their own assignments. When asked to cover the duties of colleagues who are ill or on vacation, the dilemmas only increase. Yet covering for another case manager is often necessary to make sure the care coordination needs of the patients and their families are met. The situation often results in both positive and negative outcomes that the team must be prepared to handle.

October 1, 2011
Briefings on HIPAA

The security of PHI is no longer the exclusive domain of covered entities (CE).

October 1, 2011
Briefings on HIPAA

Could a data breach be life-threatening?

October 1, 2011
Briefings on HIPAA

Q A fax containing PHI is sent to an incorrect fax number. Did the covered entity (CE) or business ­associate (BA) violate HIPAA? Must the patient disclosure ­accounting record include this incident?

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