Category Archives: CMS

HIPAA: Open Season for Comments

The Office for Civil Rights is now seeking comments on whether certain aspects of the HIPAA privacy and security rules should be modified. The Request for Information is purely a solicitation of comments and ideas from the public on whether … Continue reading

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Value-Based Care Conundrum: Overpromised Solution or Real Change

The path to value-based care in healthcare is becoming murky. After a few years of heightened promise and hope, the current and near future reality is not necessarily so promising. Results from innovation programs such as accountable care organizations, bundled … Continue reading

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Copy & Paste: Is It Fraud or Not?

Electronic medical records require a lot of interaction on the part of physicians and other providers to get all necessary information entered. There are drop down menus, boxes to check, and other information to fill in. With the well documented … Continue reading

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