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When most of us hear the acronym HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act), we think about treatment plans, medical records, and progress notes. However, HIPAA privacy regulations cover much more than that. It includes the processes we use to collect patient payments. Failure to comply with HIPAA standards can be ...Read More
The Obama administration and health insurers took steps recently to standardize and improve the measures that are intended to gauge the quality of healthcare. The CMS and trade group America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) have announced an agreement to adopt a core set of quality measures for the nation's doctors. ...Read More
The climb to conquer Mount ICD-10 is going to get steeper and more difficult. Be sure you have an experienced guide to help you on this perilous journey. The ICD-10 transition difficulties were lessened by CMS by not dropping all of the thousands of new codes on the healthcare industry ...Read More
Due to technology advances and process virtualization, the healthcare industry now has access to the highest-quality/lowest-cost services anywhere in the world, creating a unique opportunity to transform care delivery in the U.S. and around the world. Healthcare providers can now leverage global supply chains and operating systems for high quality ...Read More
In the face of today’s uncertain healthcare financial environment brought on by the effects of the American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA Public Law 111-5) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the House and Senate’s versions of the Affordable Healthcare Act for America, how can ...Read More