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.
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.
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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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.