Privacy and HIPAA

MD Anderson Shares Positive Social Media Experiences

MD Anderson finds the use of social media to benefit not only the organization and its employees but also the community at large.

J. Stuart Showalter January 15, 2018

Unintended Consequences: Patient Privacy in the Age of Social Media

Although a valuable tool for clinical treatment, patient education, and marketing, social media can easily violate hospital legal and ethical confidentiality standards. Seemingly innocent actions such as referring to patient cases or posting videos or photographs that include patient faces can be problematic.

J. Stuart Showalter, JD, MFS January 15, 2018

Indiana Health Group Patients Turn to Online Registration Forms

New patients can access and submit referral and registration paperwork via a link on the IHG website. That information is then passed on electronically to the billing, preauthorization departments, and scheduling departments, saving patients and staff time.

Chris Byers November 21, 2017

Making the Business Case for Compliance in Healthcare Organizations

Rebekah Sharpe describes the pitfalls of noncompliance. 

Rebekah Sharpe November 2, 2017

TCPA Lawsuits Are Exploding

The TCPA was never intended to prohibit or negatively affect legitimate business-related calls, but that has been the result of court decisions allowing class action lawsuits.

HFMA September 5, 2017

Are You Prepared for These Three Self-Pay Risks?

Hospitals face risks associated with three major statutes that impact revenue cycle processes: autodialer rules, debt collection, and charity care requirements. 

Leslie Newman August 29, 2017

CAQH CORE Compliance: The “Voluntary Mandate” That Isn’t

To comply with HIPAA’s mandate regarding security of information transferred electronically, many organizations have adopted solutions that are not compatible with those of other organizations, making the transfer process cumbersome.

Buster Elrod August 23, 2017

Consequences of PCI Noncompliance

Healthcare finance leaders should understand that the consequences of noncompliance with the PCI standards for security of credit card information can be severe.

HFMA August 23, 2017

Payment Security and Compliance: A Primer for Healthcare Revenue Cycle Decisionmakers

Compliance with credit card security standards has taken on greater importance for hospitals as with the increased likelihood that patients might use credit cards to cover growing payment obligations imposed by high-deductible health plans.

David King August 23, 2017

Ask the Experts: HIPAA Compliance for Minors

Are there any special HIPAA considerations when treating children (minors) who are living in group homes?

HFMA July 21, 2017
googletag.cmd.push( function () { googletag.display( 'hfma-gpt-leaderboard' ); } );