5 steps to get a handle on your practice's cyber vulnerability
83% of physicians say their practice has experienced a cyberattack. The AMA offers expert advice to help you understand and minimize the risk to your patients’ health information.
Payment & Delivery Models
Answers for your MIPS data-collection head scratchers
It’s November. Do you know what your level of readiness is for MIPS data collection? A comprehensive new resource helps answer that and many other questions.
Patient Support & Advocacy
When patients want to text: HIPAA, OMG! See you L8R, privacy?
As more patients wish to text their physicians, knotty questions about patient privacy and patient-clinician relationship boundaries arise.
When is it OK to disclose PHI? HHS updates its guidance
The HHS Office of Civil Rights releases new guidance on the sharing of protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
5 things to know about HIPAA and cloud computing
HIPAA requires that patient’s health information be protected. Cloud computing raises privacy issues when dealing with the electronic storage and transmission of confidential health data that physicians should be aware of.
HHS begins second phase of HIPAA audits
Second round of audits by HHS Office for Civil Rights to assess covered entity compliance with the HIPAA regulations is due July 22. OCR selected 167 health plans, health care providers and health care clearinghouses to audit.
HIPAA administrative simplification
Understand the HIPAA provisions that ensure safe, efficient and consistent electronic communication across the U.S. health care system.
Test your HIPAA knowledge: 3 data sharing situations
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) allows data sharing without patient authorization under certain circumstances. These three data sharing situations test your HIPAA knowledge.
CPT® codes, then and now
With more than 10,000 codes, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) is the most widely accepted medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services to health insurers. The 2016 codebook, available now, marks the code set’s 50th anniversary.