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HIPAA Compliance Audits

HIPAA Compliance Audits: Current Beliefs, Future Expectations By the end of 2012, 115 medical organizations will be audited for HIPAA compliance. The results of these initial audits will affect how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil...

News: Important of HIPAA Compliance

Results of Broken HIPAA Security Rule Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, working in conjunction with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc., (MEEI) continues to cope with the aftermath of a broken HIPAA Security Rule that began over 2 years ago. MEEI must pay a...

ICD-10 Push-back for Medical Billing Companies

As we all know, the required and mandated transition to ICD-10 has been postponed. This, however, doesn't mean waiting until the last minute to make the switch to an outside ICD proficient medical billing company is advised. With many providers long-time distracted by...

What impact will ICD-10 have on the practice?

ICD-10 The much anticipated ICD-10 has been in the works for since 1983 and it promises to provide for greater accuracy in diagnostic coding. In fact, ICD-10 includes 155,000 codes which is a significant increase as compared to the 17,000 that were available in...

Patient Privacy in a Medical Practice Setting

With the advent of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, patient confidentiality and privacy has been on the minds of all medical practitioners. Gone are the days of leaving lab results on an answering machine or simply tossing...

Appealing a Claim Denied Due to Lack of Authorization

Appealing a Claim Denied Due to Lack of Authorization

When it comes to navigating the managed care world, the system can be streamlined, efficient and profitable as long as the proper procedures are followed. However, when it comes to authorization for services rendered outside of the primary care physician’s (PCP)...

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