The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) earlier this month released an updated audit protocol to help covered entities and their business associates document their compliance with the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule.
Federal health officials announced this week details of an initiative to replace the “meaningful use” Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), in a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Readiness for audits conducted by external entities in order to demonstrate compliance is an essential function of an organization’s IG program.
As with any partnership in life, the relationship between the clinical documentation improvement specialist and the coding professional is crucial to the success of a CDI program.
A series of recent surveys point to challenging times ahead for healthcare providers who have neglected to take the proper steps to prevent a cybersecurity attack.