Proposed Bill Would Reduce Penalties, Hardship Exemptions for Meaningful Use

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.

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AHIMA Releases Standardized Patient Request for Information Form
Jul20

AHIMA Releases Standardized Patient Request for Information Form

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.

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New AHIMA-Developed Form and Webinar Aims to Ease ROI Confusion
Jul07

New AHIMA-Developed Form and Webinar Aims to Ease ROI Confusion

Among the most confusing issues for ROI professionals is understanding how to respond to the many different types of requests for information from patients, their personal representatives, or from third parties.

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Two Google-related Patient Privacy Cases Impact Data Sharing Efforts

Google has found itself involved in two separate patient privacy incidents in recent weeks—one in England and one involving an Indian pathology lab.

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Slideshow: Revive Your CDI Program in Five Steps
Jul01

Slideshow: Revive Your CDI Program in Five Steps

In this CDI Summit preview, a presenter from the July 31 to August 1 conference offers tips for refreshing an existing CDI program.

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