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MULTIPLE INSURANCE COVERAGES

How to determine the order of multiple insurance coverages

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
When patients have multiple insurance coverage, at times it can be difficult to determine which one is primary, secondary, and tertiary. Sometimes, the patients don’t even know…


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HIPAA
 

The patient privacy epidemic and what can be done about it

By Mark Hughes
In most medical office or hospital reception areas, speech privacy is virtually nonexistent. Because these spaces rarely have walls or partitions to block sound, patients often overhear conversations between…


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INSIGHT

5 essential steps to ensure an effective HIPAA program

By Danika Brinda  bio
HIPAA Compliance is a term that is often thrown around the healthcare industry; however, I commonly ask myself: Is the meaning of HIPAA Compliance the same throughout the…


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PATIENT REGISTRATION

Want to improve collections? Start by looking at your Patient Registration System

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
When registering patients in your system, do you collect all the information you need to effectively set them up…


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CYBERSECURITY

Healthcare organizations are deathly behind on this one cybersecurity practice

SecurityScorecard, a leader in security ratings, recently released a new report titled, “SecurityScorecard 2018 Healthcare Report: A Pulse on The Healthcare Industry’s Cybersecurity Risks,” which…


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NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

HIPAA Refresher: Is your practice on top of NPPs?

By Ranadene K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
I know, HIPAA is old news. And ALL of your offices are presenting your patients with a HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) already…


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INSIGHT

HIPAA data breaches in 2017: Another record breaking year!

By Danika Brinda  bio
Unfortunately as promised, 2017 brought many challenges to properly protecting patient information in healthcare. We saw a record number of data breaches in 2016 with cybersecurity being on…


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COMPLIANCE

HIPAA extends to gossip as well as to searching out dirt on an ex-spouse

Getting staff to maintain patient confidentiality goes much farther than getting them to protect electronic data…


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TECHNOLOGY

Six HIPAA violations you may be missing

Is your practice HIPAA compliant? Are you sure? Most health-care providers take very seriously this federal mandate to protect patient privacy—at least in theory. In practice, however, lots of things get


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INSIGHT

WannaCry: Cyberattack hits critical infrastructure worldwide

By Kimberly Shutters, BCS  bio
A major worldwide ransomware attack, referred to as WannaCry, hit critical infrastructure and government computers starting mid-May, prompting warnings, patches, and…


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