Regulatory Compliance
07/18/2019
With a new payment model set to take effect in less than six months, agencies cannot afford to waste any more time delaying preparations.
07/18/2019
It’s more important than ever for agencies to take steps to ensure they are prepared for the coding aspect of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
07/18/2019
Evaluate cash flow to see how your agency would perform if requests for anticipated payment (RAPs) were no longer provided.
07/10/2019
Take steps to ensure your agency is appropriately tracking and complying with physician orders. Failure to do so could have serious consequences, from poor quality outcomes to survey citations.
07/10/2019
The HHS Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) imposition of a $125,000 fine on a small allergy practice for failing to follow up after divulging the PHI of one patient shows that a breach just can’t be ignored. Consider these tips to protect patients and avoid being burned:
07/03/2019
Re-educate clinicians on proper infection prevention measures to take when testing a patient’s blood sugar with a glucose meter. Doing so will help prevent the exposure of bloodborne diseases.
07/03/2019
If you’ve detected a pattern of overpayment or other malfeasances at your agency that could bring the attention of the feds, in addition to repaying or correcting the issue, you should self-disclose — but first choose carefully among the agencies that offer this option.
06/20/2019
Industry experts believe the use of outsourced coding will grow as a result of how the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) impacts coder productivity.
06/20/2019
A recent settlement agreement between the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the now-shuttered medical records storage company FileFax Inc. is a good reminder that providers and business associates need to comply with HIPAA and protect PHI not only when they possess or store it but also when they transmit it to each other.
06/20/2019
Agencies must comply with HIPAA when passing patient protected health information (PHI) back and forth.

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