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July 7th, 2020
New ABN Form is Here
Published July 7th, 2020 - Last Review/Update July 8th, 2020|
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.
October 11th, 2019
Why is HIPAA So Important?
Published October 11th, 2019 - Last Review/Update October 15th, 2019|
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 ...
June 21st, 2019
Small Breaches Can Be Subject to Large Penalties
Published June 21st, 2019 - Last Review/Update June 27th, 2019|
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 ...
May 6th, 2019
HIPAA Violation Penalties Revised
Published May 6th, 2019|
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 ...
April 15th, 2019
Watch out for People-Related ‘Gotchas’
Published April 15th, 2019|
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 ...
January 22nd, 2019
Truncated ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
Published January 22nd, 2019|
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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