Have you ever discussed a medical insurance deductible with a patient and THEIR deductible is YOUR fault? Or has the patient ever been surprised that their co-pay was $45 at the checkout? These are telltale signs that you have an opportunity to educate your patients on how their medical insurance can cover their eye care… Read More »
This is intended to offer a broad overview of HIPAA, including an explanation of what it’s all about, as well as what kinds of businesses, organizations and individuals it affects. Let us begin with the most basic information about this government mandate. The acronym “HIPAA” is short for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act… Read More »
Recently, the former CFO of the Shelby Regional Medical Center, Joe White, has been sentenced to 23 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $4.5 million in restitution. White oversaw the hospital’s implementation of electronic health records (EHR) and was responsible for Meaningful Use attestation to obtain incentive payments. He pleaded guilty to making… Read More »
As reported by Health and Human Services (HHS) HIPAA fines and audits are significantly on the rise. 5% of practices are being audited against the HITECH Act and Omnibus Rule. Are you compliant? “How do all these regulations affect me as a Healthcare Covered Entity or Business Associate?” To answer that question, let’s first look… Read More »
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Performing HIPAA risk assessments is among the list of priorities of practitioners, as it’s necessary to keep their practices and patients protected. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Security of patient data is an important part of government regulations that effect physicians’ business and safety of patients’ health data. What physicians forget most… Read More »
Compliancy Group and Optometric Medical Solutions are offering a free HIPAA EYE CARE Education Series The Compliancy Group and Optometric Medical Solutions have partnered to bring a greater understanding and awareness of HIPAA regulations that affect the optometric community through a series of free webinars designed to assist Optometrists in becoming HIPAA compliant as regulations evolve… Read More »