News & Analysis

December 1, 2011
Case Management Monthly

After reading this article, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the special needs of seniors when it comes to ED services
  • Identify the potential benefits of establishing a senior-only emergency center
November 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

Test staff members' knowledge of HIPAA with these questions from readers.

November 1, 2011
Briefings on HIPAA

Briefings on HIPAA has obtained a copy of the $9.2 million contract with KPMG, LLP, the company OCR hired to conduct HIPAA compliance audits. The contract reveals some details about what healthcare organizations can expect when the audits begin.

November 1, 2011
Briefings on HIPAA

Before HITECH, covered entities (CE) could pretty much say, the government was all bark and no bite when it came to HIPAA enforcement.

November 1, 2011
Briefings on HIPAA

Patients may have easier access to laboratory results under an HHS proposed rule, "CLIA Program and HIPAA Privacy Rule: Patients' Access to Test Reports," released in September.

November 1, 2011
Briefings on HIPAA

Q A patient signed an authorization form eight months ago, and her attorney is now submitting it to obtain a copy of her medical records. Is this authorization still valid, or do we need to get the patient to sign a new authorization?

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