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Making Sure Protected Health Information Stays Protected

Making Sure Protected Health Information Stays Protected

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A primary concern for every healthcare professional is the safe,…
Confidentiality and the Battle against Substance Abuse

Confidentiality and the Battle against Substance Abuse

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While HIPAA regulations allow health professionals to share health…
Trump Halts Risk Adjustment Payments, Impacts Health Plans & Consumers

Trump Halts Risk Adjustment Payments, Impacts Health Plans & Consumers

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As if the complexities around healthcare affordability couldn’t…
CCMCC Analysis – What’s in Store

CC/MCC Analysis – What’s in Store?

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Over the past few years, CMS has made known their intent to perform…
Why Health Information Exchanges Are More Important Now Than Ever

Why Health Information Exchanges Are More Important Now Than Ever

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Guest Author, Jessica Smith, Vice President of Healthcare Analytics…
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Hurray – HEDIS® 2018 is over! Reflecting on this year’s season and preparing (already) for 2019

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You can hear the shouts of joy when the HEDIS® season is drawing…
New HIPAA Laws Around Opioid Crisis

Your Questions Answered: New HIPAA Laws Around Opioid Crisis

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In a previous post, I wrote about HHS relaxing HIPAA to address…
Authorized Requests Under Bocage v. Acton Corporation

Authorized Requests Under Bocage v. Acton Corporation

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Healthcare providers and their release of information vendors…
How transparent is your relationship with your business partners

How transparent is your relationship with your business partners?

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This is the question that every covered entity should ask themselves…
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The Healthy Benefits of Denials: Is the Management of your Denials Rock Solid?

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Denials are exciting! They come to challenge us, to make us think,…
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Plan, Plan, Plan: How to Prepare for Oncology Data Collection Changes

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You cannot watch an evening of television without seeing at least…
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Calling All Codes!

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Get the DRG and move on. For better or worse, and with rare exception,…
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The Complexity of Regulatory Pricing

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Easy release of information is a thing of the past. With a dense…
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Strategies for Mastering Annual Code Changes

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Right about this time last year, we stood on the cusp of implementing…