Maintaining Quality in Financially-Focused Audit Denial Prevention
Feb27

Maintaining Quality in Financially-Focused Audit Denial Prevention

Every month, hospital-based health information management professionals must walk the thin line of ensuring adequate revenue is generated from submitted claims while maintaining quality during coding and pre-bill audits.

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Lack of Post-Discharge Communication Puts Patients at Risk

Home caregivers in Colorado say clinical information needed to treat the patient is frequently lacking when patients are discharged from hospitals to home healthcare, according to a recent survey.

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Cybersecurity Tops List of Health Technology Hazards

The 2019 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report from the ECRI Institute points to cybersecurity threats as the top technology concern facing the healthcare industry this year.

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Illinois Supreme Court Weighs In on Biometric Information
Feb19

Illinois Supreme Court Weighs In on Biometric Information

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled on a class action suit alleging the plaintiff’s biometric information collection practices violated the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act. What might this mean for healthcare providers or other entities that collect biometric information?

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Workplace Wellness Programs Prompt Health Privacy Concerns

Individuals participating in employer-sponsored wellness programs frequently are giving their employers access to their health data, via fitness trackers, under the assumption that they are doing so with HIPAA protections in place. But privacy experts worry that wellness data will be used against employees.

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