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HIPAA Violation Infographic

The High Cost of HIPAA Violations The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects the Personal Health Information (PHI) held by physicians, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, health insurance companies and other healthcare organizations. PHI is made up of any information related to the patient including the healthcare record or medical chart, and payment data. EXAMPLES OF PHI   •  Patient Name    •  Address    •  Date of Birth   •  Phone number   •  Medical Record Number There are severe penalties that Continue Reading

Filed Under: Healthcare Infographics, Medical Billing and Coding Topics

HIPAA Compliance Presentation

HIPAA Privacy Rule Refresher 101 We recently presented a brief review of the Privacy Rule provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to the Arlington County Medical Society that meets at Virginia Hospital Center which is just outside of Washington, DC. Physicians, Practice administrators and office managers came to our HIPAA Compliance training refresher class. It is important to review the privacy procedures and policies that your practice has in place on an annual basis and ensure Continue Reading

Filed Under: Medical Billing and Coding Topics