Healthcare providers are required by law to offer appropriate auxiliary aids to hearing-impaired patients. What might be the consequences for failing to do so?
New proposed legislation would loosen the more stringent “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program requirements that kick in as time goes on, allowing Medicare physicians to more easily participate in the program without facing financial penalties.
Patient safety is an organizational responsibility. But concern over the astonishing rate of development and adoption of EHRs in recent years has also provided potential for risk and safety issues.
As the value-based care model is moving towards paying for performance, there must be standards for improved quality of care and quantifying the rate of reduction in healthcare costs.
The free model Patient Request for Health Information Form is intended to help providers streamline patient health information request processes and ensure they are compliant with the Office for Civil Rights’ guidance on an individual’s right of access under HIPAA.