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2016 HIPAA Updates & What it Means for Your Practice

Posted Jan 13, 2016

A very highly anticipated HIPAA change by the OCR is anticipated to go into effect this year, which is good news for patients and healthcare practices. It’s predicted to secure HIPAA notification rules, which will aim to keep patient healthcare information even more secure. It is up to healthcare practices to learn and regulate this system to best keep their patients’ private, personal information as safe as possible. 

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7 Great Tips for Securing Personal Health Information

Posted May 19, 2014

number_7Healthcare professionals deal with sensitive patient information on a daily basis. Under the Federal HIPAA guidelines, it is the duty of medical professionals to keep patient information and records secure. In the modern age of technology, however, keeping electronic health records protected takes a concerted effort.

Here are 7 things to keep in mind to improve your office’s EHR security.

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Workers Compensation and ICD-10

Posted May 16, 2013

ID 100110498All medical providers are preparing to switch their billing practices from ICD-9 coding to ICD-10 as mandated by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA).  The change is to take place on after October 1, 2014.

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Why Ignoring ICD-10 Won't Make it Go Away

Posted May 14, 2013

ignoring icd10 hisThe US Dept. of Health and Human Services has directed the supplanting of the ICD-9-CM code sets, those currently utilized by physicians, medical billers and coders to report healthcare procedures and diagnoses, with ICD-10 codes.  Implementation is to be effected after October 1, 2014.  Its implementation will impact and completely change the current coding system.  It will necessitate a huge amount of effort to implement, and it isn't going to go away.  Individual and organizational health providers need to get on board with training if they expect to get paid for their services after October 1, 2014.

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