HHS Lowers Maximum Fines Set for HIPAA Violations

The US Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that it is capping the civil monetary penalties that can be assessed to covered entities, business associates, and health plans for HIPAA violations.

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New Medicare Part D Policies Aim to Tackle Opioid Abuse

In continuing efforts to address the opioid epidemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has introduced new Medicare Part D patient policies designed to curtail abuse while still preserving access for patients in need of pain management.

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Health IT in Hospice Settings Improves Quality of Palliative Care

Hospice providers have taken note as health information technology becomes increasingly more important in the industry, and are starting to adopt more high-tech solutions for improving reimbursement and as a means of improving patient care

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Biopsy of Mass of Left Breast
Apr29

Biopsy of Mass of Left Breast

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

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IR-DRGs and CDI in the UAE: AHIMA World Congress
Apr24

IR-DRGs and CDI in the UAE: AHIMA World Congress

Clinical documentation improvement holds much promise for healthcare providers beyond the United States, including exciting opportunities for Al Ain Hospital, AWC’s newest organizational member, and other providers in the UAE related to International Refined Diagnosis-Related Groups.

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