Despite recommendations for practices to add support personnel to coordinate the care of their frail elderly patients, few small, independent practices employ such staff, new research found.
Mandates related to pricing, Medicare participation lead hospital concerns over healthcare IT proposed rules
Hospitals supported many of the transparency goals of two proposed healthcare IT rules, but two areas drew sharp concerns.
Healthcare providers increasingly are being audited for unclaimed property.
Healthcare organizations that qualify as HIPAA covered entities should take five steps when developing a compliance program designed to meet their obligation under HIPAA to safeguard patients’ protected health information.
The potential costs of being found noncompliant with HIPAA are too great for a healthcare provider organization not to have in place a compliance program designed to help safeguard patients’ protected health information.
Physician real estate agreements are an important focus of a compliance strategy.
Today’s healthcare organizations face evolving compliance risks that require multidimensional compliance programs focused on promoting greater coordination among all an organization’s functional areas.
Five evolving areas for compliance require attention from a hospital’s or health system’s compliance program: quality of care, patient abuse, quality reporting, emergency preparedness and case management.
What are the HIPAA implications of accessing existing subscriber information in our records for patients who don’t have their insurance information?
OCR announced 10 important enforcement actions in 2018.