Data Security

E/M Coding Updates Podcast

E/M, CPT Code, & Documentation Updates for 2021 – CMS & AMA Come Together to Benefit Providers

Cindy Groux, CHBME/Board Member at HBMA and CEO, President and Owner of Health Care Practice Management, will address new CPT codes for 2021 to include prolonged services and clinical staff services, documentation changes to reduce the administrative burden, decreased needs for audits and how to promote coding consistency, and new rules for time billing.

HIPAA COVID-19 Updates Webinar

HIPAA in the time of COVID-19: Recent updates and enforcement actions

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents. Throughout the pandemic, HHS-OCR has announced the use of its enforcement discretion when bringing forth HIPAA-related enforcement actions. This trend appears to be continuing as the vaccine roles out. Additionally, proposed changes to the Privacy Rule were released in December 2020 and OCR continues to enforce violations against providers for not providing a patient with his/her medical records. This presentation provides a timely overview of these items, as well as addressing key terms such “reasonable” and “good faith” in the context of protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information.

Big Data Webinar

Big Data & False Claims Act Risk Due to COVID-19

Stephen Bittinger, partner with K&L Gates in the firm’s Charleston office and a member of the health care/FDA practice group, is presenting with us on the brief history of use of big data in investigating and proving False Claims Act liability. He will offer an explanation of the government agencies and contractors involved in gathering health care data for investigation of fraud and abuse. We will look into the increased risk of fraud investigations due to regulatory changes implemented in response to COVID-19, and give practical ways to use data to reduce risk of investigation and liability.

Healthcare’s Enterprise Cyber Risk Management Imperative

Catherine Short converses with Bob Chaput, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Clearwater, a provider of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management software and consulting services, on the topic of “Healthcare’s Enterprise Cyber Risk Management Imperative.” Healthcare organizations continue to see escalating numbers of cyberattacks. It is no longer a matter of if your organization will be targeted, but when. What is at stake? Everything. 

Q&A: HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, presented the webinar “HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates” recently. Rachel returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar. Be sure to sign up for Rachel’s next webinar, The New AKS and Stark Laws Final Rules – Key Take-Aways about the Final Rules taking effect Jan 1, 2021. This webinar is happening December 17, 2020, 12 pm ET.

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Q&A: Why are Security & Governance for Health Data Analytics Vital?

Feisal Nanji, CEO and Executive Director at Techumen LLC, will present a two-part webinar series. Register for the first webinar, Why are Security & Governance for Health Data Analytics Vital?, on October 6 at 1 pm ET and the second webinar, Securing Your Data Analytics Program, on December 15th at 12 pm ET. In anticipation of this webinar, Feisal answered many commonly asked questions on our blog.

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