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4 Motivators for Sticking to the Coding Straight and Narrow

Monday, May 8, 2017

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If you ever take the “throw everything out there and see what sticks” approach to coding, it’s time to rethink that strategy. Carefully choosing the wrong codes to bring in more money is no way to code either. Next time you need inspiration to steer clear of these methods, reach for these four reasons coding […]

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OIG to Office for Civil Rights – Enforce Your Own Standards

Friday, October 2, 2015

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) wants the HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to do a better job of enforcing its own standards, according to a report the OIG issued in September. Report: OCR Fails to Protect Patients The OIG’s report says that when covered […]

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Just Encrypt It! Skip Lawsuits, Fines Over Laptop Theft

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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The theft of a single portable device or laptop with unencrypted data can breach the protected health information (PHI) of thousands of people, leaving the covered entities in charge of the device at risk for HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR)fines and lawsuits from breach victims. But a recent appellate court decision may offer relief […]

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