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A Note On Applying Jim Collin’s Great By Choice To The Healthcare Industry

On Sunday I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Jim Collins (best-selling author with titles including Good to Great, Built to Last, Great by Choice, etc.) at this year’s HFMA annual conference. This being my second time hearing Mr. Collins apply his theories on building and sustaining “great” businesses, I was able to .. read more

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Jun
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Breach of Notification and Enhanced Enforcement HIPAA/HITECH AMENDMENTS effective March 26, 2013 ARE YOU PREPARED?

On January 17, 2013 the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued the long-anticipated final rule describing the privacy and security requirements for covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinic Health (HITECH) Act. The new final HIPAA Privacy .. read more

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May
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Recent CMS Translations in Medical Policy with ICD-10 Codes

CMS has just released a few of the translations in medical policy with ICD-10 codes. It is important to review this information within your organization to make certain that you are mapping your codes appropriately. In addition to the diagnosis codes and procedures codes, the medical policies are addressed within an excel spreadsheet for each .. read more

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May
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Patient Requests for Protected Health Information (PHI) HIPAA/HITECH AMENDMENTS effective March 26, 2013 – ARE YOU PREPARED?

On January 17, 2013 the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued the long-anticipated final rule describing the privacy and security requirements for covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinic Health (HITECH) Act. The new final HIPAA Privacy .. read more

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Apr
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NCQA Extends Medical Home Concepts to Specialists in Its New Recognition Program

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that it will extend recognition to patient-centered specialty practices (PCSP); effectively relocating its primary care focused patient-centered medical homes into multi-specialty, patient-centered subdivisions. PCSP Recognition can be achieved by any eligible clinician who receives referrals from primary care physicians or other specialists and meets the NCQA’s .. read more

22
Apr
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Sale of and Use for Research – Protected Health Information (PHI) HIPAA/HITECH Amendments effective March 26, 2013 – ARE YOU PREPARED?

On January 17, 2013 the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued the long-anticipated final rule describing the privacy and security requirements for covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinic Health (HITECH) Act. The new final HIPAA Privacy .. read more

05
Apr
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FTC’s Consistent Guidance for Establishing “Meaningful” Clinical Integration

Clinical Integration is a term that has been used to describe a myriad of initiatives to coordinate healthcare services across providers and sites-of-care. For the purposes of substantiating joint contracting amongst otherwise competing healthcare providers, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has defined clinical integration as, “…an active and ongoing .. read more

01
Apr
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Recognition & Beyond – Taking Your PCMH from Marketable to Functional

Many healthcare providers considering or in the process of implementing the patient centered medical home (PCMH) struggle with whether they should seek review of their program (accreditation, certification, and / or recognition) from a third party like the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), or The Joint .. read more

20
Mar
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Use of Protected Health Information (PHI) For Marketing – HIPAA/HITECH AMENDMENTS effective March 26, 2013 – Are You Prepared?

On January 17, 2013 the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued the long-anticipated final rule describing the privacy and security requirements for covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinic Health (HITECH) Act. The new final HIPAA Privacy .. read more

18
Mar
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Business Associate Agreements – HIPAA/HITECH Amendments – Are You Prepared?

On January 17, 2013 the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued the long-anticipated final rule describing the privacy and security requirements for covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinic Health (HITECH) Act.  The new final HIPAA Privacy .. read more

11
Mar
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