HIPAA Security: I manage electronic patient health information. Now what?

May 16th, 2013|

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required the Secretary of HHS to develop regulations protecting the privacy and security of certain health information. HHS developed what we commonly call the HIPAA Security Rule and the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Any “covered entity” is required to have a formal Privacy Policy and, […]

Medical Billing Best Practices: Metrics and Key Performance Indicators

May 15th, 2013|

How does your medical billing department stack up to industry best practices? This is a question that is unfortunately not asked very often among administrators and physicians. Furthermore, it is extremely uncommon to find medical practices or organizations that operate under strict benchmarks and metrics, and have analytical tools in place to monitor daily […]