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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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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.

The recent imposition of penalties by the DOJ in two instances should cause physicians to re-evaluate their policies and practices.

Encrypting data is a prudent measure for physicians who want to increase HIPAA compliance while diminishing their risk.

Winter weather often leads to an increase in hospitalizations. Make sure you document all preexisting conditions prior to hospitalization.

The start of the New Year begs that a to-do list be formed. For medical practices, these five items should be at the top.

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