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Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, is a Houston-based attorney advising on federal and state compliance and areas of liability associated with a variety of healthcare legal and regulatory issues including: HIPAA, the HITECH Act, the False Claims Act, Medicare issues, women’s health, as well as corporate and security regulations. She can be reached here.

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A couple of words can mean the difference between being covered for a certain event and not being covered.

Physicians should be aware that Phase II of OCR's HIPAA Audits have commenced. Here is a short check-list to prepare your practice.

Recent court rulings underscore the importance of maintaining compliance with Medicare billing.

When physicians and other entities resist complying with HIPAA requirements, it can lead to an increase in practice liability.

TAP — technical, administrative, and physical controls should form the foundation of HIPAA compliance.

When attesting to meaningful use, be sure you are truthful about your HIPAA compliance efforts. Otherwise, you could risk being audited.

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A False Claims Act case brought by the Department of Justice highlights the importance of these arrangements.

If you as a physician have ownership interests in any facility that you refer patients to, be sure you are in compliance with federal and state statutes.

The Anthem data breach illustrates the need for physicians to outline protocols in their practice to comply with new HIPAA reporting requirements.

Here are five ways you can mitigate the risk of a coding audit or fines in your practice, in relation to the coming ICD-10 conversion.

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