HIPAA compliance: Practices Face Big Fines For Not Getting Patients Requested PHI In Time

  April 23, 2021 | By By Rachel Rose, JD, MBA   Early in 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office for Civil Rights (HHS-OCR) announced the creation of an initiative to target violations of 45 CFR §164.524(b)(2) for not providing an individual with his/her requested protected health information (PHI) within…

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When Denials Attack: Outpatient E/M Services Denied with 2020 Rationale

  April 2, 2021 | By J. Paul Spencer, CPC, COC We now collectively find ourselves one calendar quarter into the new frontier of 2021 outpatient E/M services. Since January 1, I have fielded many questions from my professional contacts regarding how best to look at the newly-engineered medical decision making (MDM) component. As might…

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Critical Care Billing: It’s the Little Things

  February 19, 2021 | By David Carpenter   Critical care billing is relatively simple. Documentation requires three items – The patient is critically ill. What the provider is doing to treat or prevent organ system failure or compromise. How much time the provider spent providing critical care. While critical care billing is relatively simple,…

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