Another State supreme court has weighed in on whether an individual may sue for damages based on a healthcare provider’s “unjustified disclosure to third persons of information obtained during treatment.”
For cybersecurity protection measures to be successful, policies need to be implemented from the top down. That means getting the attention of—and investment from—the C-suite and the board of directors.
The lack of a robust charge-capture program can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Many organizations neglect to focus on this aspect of the coding and billing process because claims are being submitted and paid. But overlooking missed, incorrect, and inconsistent charges is akin to leaving money on the table.
MRO commissioned and published a nationwide survey of senior HIM professionals about release of information challenges, priorities, and strategies. The study, conducted by Porter Research, gathered executive insights representing 33 hospitals, 1253 clinics and 620,719 annual ROI requests. The summary report offers information to help organizations assess PHI disclosure management strategies and evaluate ROI vendors.
Earlier this month, AHIMA’s senior director of coding policy and compliance, participated in a NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards ICD-11 Expert Roundtable. The desired outcome of the meeting was to produce a set of questions to help guide HHS in developing research. NCVHS plans to send a letter to the HHS Secretary later this year outlining the key research questions that were identified during the expert roundtable.
A recent court case regarding loss of electronically stored information (ESI) offers a reminder of the importance of understanding the nature and location of ESI relevant to a particular litigation. In the case, an employment discrimination action, the plaintiffs sought sanctions against the defendant for its failure to preserve a computer one plaintiff had used in the course of her employment which had been supplied by the defendant.