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A coding audit can be immensely stressful. Even though many practices do well, there are cases (some of them rather well known) involving fraudulent behavior which result in large recoupments and overpayment extrapolations. How well you’ll do depends at least in...
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid services has recently proposed dramatic changes to the evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines and payment methodology.
The proposed rule includes a single payment for new and established patient office visits, elimination of the history and physical examination documentation requirements, and heightened emphasis on the medical decision-making (MDM) and time elements....
GDPR is similar in concept to HIPAA/HITECH for the United States, but not only does it protect an individual’s health information (PHI), but it covers all personal data.
The Environmental Protection Agency now regulates how you treat, store and or dispose of those chemical wastes.
Uber has created a service called Uber Health. It is a way for them to partner with healthcare organizations to provide reliable, comfortable transportation for patients.
Sterilization procedures should be monitored using biological, mechanical, and chemical indicators
Criminals do not take a holiday vacation!!
Does your practice promote a culture of compliance?
As cyber threats have increased significantly in recent years, the healthcare community has done a decent job at protecting data in transit.