Reporting HIPAA Breaches: How to Protect Your Enterprise

HIPAA Breach notification rule, 45 CFR §§ 164.400-414, requires HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information. The “American Rec...

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Transitions In Care: A Key Role For RN Case Managers And Social Workers

Discharge planning has become more than just the movement of the patient out of the hospital.  It is a “process” that starts at the point of admission and follows beyond discharge and through the continuum of care. The ...

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ICD-10-CM Update for 2019

Each year there are additions, revisions, and deletions to the ICD-10-CM manual that become effective on October 1st. The annual changes to the ICD-10-CM manual are created by CMS and the World Health Organization (WHO) for providers...

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Office visits for New and Established Patient

There are three types of visits to the office under CPT in which a provider can determine depending on the connection of the patient with the practice. Many queries exist regarding when a patient can be recognized as a new patient to a prov...

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