The Affordable Care Act mandated that patient records be kept online in order to make healthcare providers’ access to them—and the ability to pass them easily among care providers to save the patient time—has been a rocky implementation at best. Putting patient records online has made them more vulnerable to cyber attacks, which leads to serious issues of HIPAA compliance. Continue reading As HIPAA Audits Roll Around, It’s Better to be Safe than Sorry
There are so many legal distractions facing hospitals today, they can sometimes get in the way of ensuring you’re providing the kind of care that patients deserve. Patients and their lawyers may try to sue for any number of issues, and some have been known to bait representatives trying to collect on bad debt. Fortunately, there are important strategies you can implement to help protect your accounts receivable department from liability. Continue reading Protecting Your Accounts Receivable Department From Liability
Electronic records have changed the way those in the healthcare industry have shared information—from physician to physician, or with necessary third parties. But because of how quickly the shift to electronic records is mandated to happen, there are a lot of questions being asked about the records themselves—specifically, who owns them? Continue reading Who Owns Patient Records?