Meaningful Use

HIPAA Security for Meaningful Use : Myths and Facts

After you spend enough time in one position, role or subject, it is human nature to assume for a fleeting moment others know what you are “geeking” about.  This is particularly true when it comes to Meaningful Use and to “Protect electronic health information created or maintained by the certified EHR technology (CEHRT) through the …

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Think PCI Can Replace HIPAA? 6 Points That Will Change Your Mind

Outline: Health records are to be secured, exchanged and portable ,while credit card numbers are to be secured. Covered entities and their business associates (receiving any government reimbursements for healthcare treatment, payment or operations) are required to comply with HIPAA. Unlike finite PCI requirements, HIPAA encompasses security, privacy and rights, safety, quality improvement and eliminating …

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 – What You Need To Know!

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have EHR Incentive Programs that provide financial incentives to health providers who prove they are meaningfully using certified EHR (electronic health record) technology. These monetary enticements are only given to those providers who meet the required objectives in each stage of participation. The Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Programs …

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HIPAA Privacy Audits begin – 20 “initial” audits to 150 audits by end of 2012

Is attestation means to hold providers accountable for expenditure of public funds and protect against fraud and abuse? The Office for Civil Rights has engaged KPMG using $9M of their $52M budget for this year enforcing HIPAA compliance and investigating breaches for the CMS.  The covered entities in scope for KPMG audits are those that have received …

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CMS to Again Explain Medicare/Medicaid Meaningful Use Programs

Very useful information for Medical Practice Offices and Eligible Providers looking to acheive Meaningful Use and get their first payment for Stage 1: http://www.eventsvc.com/palmettogba/register/c8cee047-136b-489e-a54e-b5d184be16c2 They should also discuss Stage 2 set for release this week.

National Provider Call – September 9, 2011 Slide Deck and Q&A Summary

The CMS held an informative call on how to realize Meaningful Use incentives. Here is a post for those who were unable to make it. Here is the slide-deck: http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/55_EducationalMaterials.asp#TopOfPage If you would like to request a summary of the Q&A discussion including useful information on dates, Dental, Optometrist qualifications, Audit strategies, etc., please contact …

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