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HIPAA Rules: Penalties and Criminal Liabilities

HIPAA was officially enacted in the year 1996 by United States congress. HIPAA has two titles–In the Title I of the rule is to protect individuals and families under the circumstances when they lose their job or when they change … Continue reading

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How best are medical practices prepared to address HIPAA breaches?

Contrary to the notion that government’s move to digitize healthcare information would enable healthcare providers, doctors, and insurance companies comply more aptly with HIPAA’s guidelines for patients’ privacy and security, there has been an upsurge in HIPAA breaches with providers … Continue reading

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The Significance of HIPAA Compliant Medical Billing Services for Gastroenterologists

Gastroenterologists trade patient-centric information for a variety of purposes, and Medical Billing is one of them. While physicians clinical notes on gastroenterology procedures are made use of by coding and billing staff, there may be possibility, intentionally or accidentally, that … Continue reading

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Doctors Contemplate Opting Out Due to Continued Medicare Hassles

Physician participating in the Medicare program are scheduled to face a 27.4% cut in their payments, effective 1st January, 2012, and with providers anyway complaining about current reimbursement rates, the cut is likely to considerably impact both patients as well … Continue reading

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