Handling Requests to Access PHI under HIPAA

HIPAA provides patients with fundamental rights to access, inspect, and obtain a copy of their health information for as long as the information is maintained by the healthcare provider regardless of the date created, format of the PHI or where the PHI originated. In responding to these requests, providers should be aware of the requirements under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

By |November 8th, 2018|HIPAA|

Q&A: CERT Findings and Proper Monitoring

Pam Joslin, MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CEMA, CMCA-E/M, CEO, with Innovative Healthcare Consulting, presented the webinar ‘Understand CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing) Findings and What Your Organization Should Be Monitoring.’ Ms. Joslin addressed many common questions and we’ve highlighted the top Q&A.

By |October 18th, 2018|CMS|

CMS Updates Compliance Program Training Requirements for FDRs

Establishing and maintaining a well-designed compliance program is key to preventing, detecting, and mitigating noncompliance. The seven elements of an effective compliance program outlined in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, adopted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG),  sets the framework but there are additional requirements that need to be integrated into the compliance program in

By |October 11th, 2018|CMS|

Healthcare Compliance: Costs vs Benefits

Implementing a compliance program may seem like a daunting task-there are many steps necessary to comply with all regulations in health care and an effective compliance program requires time and resources that are likely allocated to other priorities within the organization. Nevertheless, an effective compliance program is crucial to the existing operations of the business. View our infographic to find out the risks of being reactive and the benefits of being proactive.