Physicians: What's In Your Disaster Recovery Plan?

August 25, 2016

Recent ransomware attacks and the Phase II Office for Civil Rights Audits underscore the importance of adequate policies and procedures.

Audit Your Medical Practice's Third-Party Vendors

July 16, 2016

When using third-party vendors for certain practice functions, it's always wise to take a close look at their performance.

Captive Insurance Companies Draw IRS Eye

July 14, 2016

Captive insurance companies can bring significant benefits to physicians, yet the risk of an IRS audit can increase.

Does Your Practice Have a Data Breach Response Plan?

January 20, 2016

If your practice suffers a security breach, staff must know their part in implementing an incident response.

CMS Should Adopt a Flat Rate for E&M Office Visits

November 12, 2015

Many physicians feel that useless chart documentation has grown to consume most of the patient visit, leaving little time for patient care.

CMS Proposes Tweaks to Two Midnight-Rule

July 09, 2015

CMS issues proposed two-midnight rule modifications and the reduction in the role of recovery audit contractors.

OCR HIPAA Audits, Phase II Reminders

June 11, 2015

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

Think Your Practice is HIPAA Compliant? Think Again.

June 08, 2015

Nine HIPAA missteps that experts say medical practices make every day.

Physicians' Cybersecurity Should Begin With TAP

April 23, 2015

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

Meaningful Use Attestation: Avoiding a HIPAA Audit

April 09, 2015

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