For some time, the ChiroCode Institute, InstaCode Institute and their consultants have warned subscribers that when it comes to HIPAA compliance, it’s not just the names and addresses that matter—it’s the compliance.
September 23rd, 2013 was the deadline for HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule compliance. It seems to have just snuck up on everybody. We have spoken with some clincis who say that they don't need to worry about it because ”they are just a small practice.” Please, do not wait any longer to get compliant!
PQRS participation is important for healthcare providers. Several types of payment adjustments may be applied depending on how well providers meet PQRS criteria. To avoid negative payment adjustments or even gain postitive payment adjustments (Value Based Modifier) by CMS, healthcare providers need to successfully participate in the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).
For detailed information about this program, please refer to Chapter 2.5 of the Behavioral Health DeskBook.