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!
Finding the right supportive and productive staff is essential to every healthcare office. Knowing how to find the right people and keep them must be balanced with state and federal regulations regarding employees. You need to be concerned about:
Many procedure codes are considered "timed codes," that is, the number of units are determined by the amount of time spent performing the service. To clarify questions about this, the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 5 - Part B Outpatient Rehabilitation and CORF/OPT Services, states the following (emphasis added):
20.2 - Reporting of Service Units With HCPCS (Rev. 3367, 10-07-15))
If you are an eligible professional participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, you have until February 28, 2015 to attest to demonstrating meaningful use of the data collected during your EHR reporting period for the 2014 calendar year.