HITECH, HIPAA and Your Practice

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An excellent article by Dom Nicastro discussed the 5 major stumbling blocks that an auditor in Oregon has noticed lately. I expand on two of the stumbling blocks, they listed below. Lack of a risk analysis – Many organization have possibly executed on risk analysis, most have never even done one. This should include, but Read More

HIPAA 5010 Clarified

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What you should know about HIPAA 5010. HIPAA 5010, more formally transaction code set 5010, or as it is officially called: Accredited Standards Committee X12 005010 Technical Report Type 3s, is something that your EHR/PM vendor needs to deal with, though there is a coding side to this that must also be addressed. You should Read More

De-Identified Health Information

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What does it take for PHI to not be PHI? Glad you asked…though in reality for a practice, this will not come up much, it is good to have an idea of what make a patient’s information PHI and therefore covered under HIPAA. Key Points: De-identified health information, as described in the Privacy Rule, is Read More

eClinicalWorks at Sam’s Club

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According to the Wall Street Journal, it looks like Eclinical Works has worked a deal with Dell and Sam’s Club to sell a budget priced EMR system. Though they say this has been a work in progress for over a year, the fact that the “stimulus” bill has a plan to reimburse Doctors $40,000 on Read More