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HIPAA Violation Penalties Revised

Are HIPAA Changes Coming?

A summary of the HIPAA law is included in Find-A-Code's specialty specific Reimbursement Guides as well as the ChiroCode DeskBook

A more thorough explanation can be found in the Complete & Easy HIPAA Compliance book which also includes editable and sample forms

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New ABN Form is Here

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The anticipated changes to the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN) Form (CMS-R-131) have arrived. This important form is issued to the patient or client by providers, physicians, practitioners, and suppliers in situations where Medicare payment is expected to be denied. You can begin using the new ABN immediately if you so wish. However, it becomes mandatory on August 31, 2020.

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Why is HIPAA So Important?

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Why is HIPAA So Important? Some may think that what they do to protect patient information may be a bit extreme. Others in specialty medical fields and research understand its importance a little more. Most of that importance lies in the information being protected. Every patient has a unique set of ...

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Small Breaches Can Be Subject to Large Penalties

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Small Breaches Can Be Subject to Large Penalties    We may have heard about the large fines issued by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) against big organizations like Anthem or the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. These organizations have been in the news due to privacy breaches that constituted violations ...

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HIPAA Violation Penalties Revised

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On April 30, 2019 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that “HHS will apply a different cumulative annual CMP limit for each of the four penalties tiers in the HITECH Act.” Unlike other notices which require a proposed rule with a comment period, this notice will take ...

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Watch out for People-Related ‘Gotchas’

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In Chapter 3 — Compliance of the ChiroCode DeskBook, we warn about the dangers of disgruntled people (pages 172-173). Even if we think that we are a wonderful healthcare provider and office, there are those individuals who can and will create problems. As frustrating as it may be, there are ...

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Truncated ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting

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Adherence to ICD-10-CM official guideline's are required under HIPAA and adopted for all healthcare settings. We have made it easy to access guidelines and made them available on the code information page, either on the page you are viewing or view more information by selecting the ICD-10-CM Chapter Section/Guidelines and ...

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HIPAA, Complete and Easy

Have you been told that you have to spend many hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to become HIPAA compliant? While HIPAA is complex and there is a lot to learn, anyone can do it with the right tools. In this presentation, Dr. Gwilliam will introduce you to some of these tools from the newly updated HIPAA book available in the ChiroCode store. If you are a do it yourself type, and you don't want to spend a lot of money, and you are overdue for an update to your HIPAA Compliance Manual, this webinar is for you.

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Alert!! THOUSAND$ at Risk for Chiropractors in 2016

Join this group of compliance professionals to learn about compliance hot topics, common Q/A, need-to-know details for compliance implementation and evaluation and much more. Also, this webinar will present to you advanced compliance training tools that will save you time, money and be easy to time manage as you navigate and implement compliance. There is so much to cover in this webinar session, doctors and CA's will not want to miss out.

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Do You Have All the Right Dental Resources Needed to Succeed in Dental Medical Billing and Coding?

Discussion with LaMont Leavitt (CEO of innoviHealth) and Christine Taxin (Adjunct professor at New York University, President of Dental Medical Billing, and Links2Success). Some of the resources and tools they discuss will help you with your dental coding/billing and education.

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