Entries by Janet Longmire, RHIA, CPHQ l Ciox Compliance Audit Manager

What constitutes a “signature” in the world of COVID-19 social distancing…and beyond?

It goes without saying that social distancing has changed everything, both in our personal and work lives. When we are doing as much as we can remotely – including going to the doctor – health information management (HIM) leaders need to quickly find ways to ensure that we continue to keep Protected Health Information (PHI) […]

COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Changes to Relax Disclosure of Substance Use Disorders PHI

The coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic impacts every area of healthcare, including programs that provide alcohol or substance use diagnosis and treatment. Many treatment programs are closed or are providing care remotely via telehealth. In some areas, treatment is provided by simple telephone calls where telehealth technology isn’t available. Under these circumstances, it is often not […]