Does Your Practice Really Ensure Patient Data Security?

Healthcare practices have tremendous responsibilities, both, to improve patient care and to ensure the security of patient data. As more organizations deploy electronic health records (EHR) platforms and take advantage of telemedicine, the role of managing digital protected health information (PHI), i.e. patient data, will increase. In addition, the Cybersecurity Act (CSA) of 2015, reports … Read more

Healthcare Price Transparency Adopts a Patient-Centric Approach

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a new final rule within the Inpatient Prospective Payment System regarding hospital price transparency in 2018, and the new rule took effect on January 1, 2019. The rule continues the CMS mission to streamline patient-provider interactions by empowering patients to shop for their healthcare based on hospital costs. … Read more

HIPAA Compliant Data Protection in the Cloud and HIPAA violation to avoid

HIPAA compliance is a crucial prerequisite for any company remotely dealing with any healthcare information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was signed into law under the Clinton Administration in order to ensure the privacy and security of medical information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule dictates the usage of Protected Health Information … Read more

MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Scores

Now Available: MIPS 2017 Performance Feedback and Final Score; Process for Targeted Review; EIDM Account Creation CMS is out with MIPS 2017 Performance Feedback and Final Score. All Medicare practitioners and groups who had submitted MIPS 2017data can check their MIPS 2017 Performance Score released by CMS recently. MIPS 2017 Performance Score is available to … Read more

How Can The Open Payments Website Help Out Your Practice?

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act was implemented along with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a measure to ensure that finances within healthcare weren’t being abused. The act requires physicians to report certain transactions to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Once information has been submitted, physicians are still given a period of 45 … Read more

The Praises and Critiques on the Status of the Affordable Care Act

During his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 28th, President Barack Obama briefly discussed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other aspects of the changing healthcare system. Many individuals were wary of how he would handle the topic. Would he discuss the flaws of the program or would he highlight its strengths? Apparently, … Read more

New Evaluation and Management Codes to Report Billable Services

One of the many changes that went into effect on January 1st is the introduction of new evaluation and management codes. In certain cases, physicians must consult the expertise of other physicians who may have greater knowledge regarding that specialty. In these cases, the consulting physician uses the evaluation and management codes to report a … Read more

Steps Taken to Deal with California Physician Shortage

Primary care physicians provide basic healthcare, periodically checking up on your health with things like preventative tests and screenings. Their care is focused on prevention and maintaining wellness for everyone from infants to adults. However, one of the largest problems currently facing the country is the lack of incoming primary care physicians, particularly in California. … Read more

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