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Key Areas Prosecutors Will Consider When Evaluating Your Compliance Program
Not being compliant with healthcare rules and regulations makes your organization vulnerable to a HIPAA breach or fraud. If either of these issues occur, government agencies like the OCR will step in to investigate the situation. As a compliance professional, you can use your knowledge of what prosecutors will consider when evaluating compliance programs to reflect on the items that your own organization’s compliance program should address.
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance | Tags: HHS, OCR, CMS, CMS Center for Program Integrity, DOJ, OIG, FBI, Providers, HIPAA Covered Entities, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Compliance, Ethics, Health Care Fraud, Billing, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Healthcare Employees, Healthcare Employers, Training, Healthcare Payers, Medicare and Medicaid, Prosecutors, Compliance Program, Corporate Compliance | View Count: (317)
Understanding Munchausen Syndrome and New 2019 Coding Guidelines
What do you do when you suspect that one of your patients is faking their medical symptoms? In some cases, you may find yourself looking for signs of a rare disorder connected with this type of behavior called Munchausen Syndrome. In this article, we discuss not only some common warning signs of this condition that you might encounter but also how to code it accurately once it is verified.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: Providers, CMS, Coding, ICD-10, ICD-10-CM, Healthcare Employees, Training, Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, Factitious Disorder, FBI, DSM-5, Continuing Education | View Count: (678)
Heart Health and Compliance: Reflections for American Heart Month
February is a month filled with hearts. With the endless rows of heart-shaped boxes at the store, internal debates about the health merits of chocolate, and reminders of American Heart Month, you cannot escape discussions surrounding this important organ. Healthcare providers can keep hearts healthy for Valentine’s Day this year by working with patients to help manage their risk factors for heart disease, like high blood pressure or cholesterol.
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles, Mental and Physical Health | Tags: CDC, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, Providers, HIPAA Covered Entities, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, Compliance, CDI, Coding, ICD-10, ICD-10-CM, Mobile Devices, mHealth, EHR, Continuing Education, Healthcare Employees, Training, Heart Health | View Count: (475)
Do You Know the Difference Between HIPAA Versus the Common Rule?
The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes the conditions under which protected health information may be used or disclosed by covered entities for research purposes. The Common Rule is a federal policy regarding Human Subjects. Implementation of the Final Rule related to the Common Rule is January 21, 2019. Do you know what the differences are between these two regulations?
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles | Tags: HHS, OCR, Providers, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Common Rule, Training, Continuing Education, Department of Defense, FDA | View Count: (1167)
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Telehealth, HIPAA, and Cybersecurity

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Telehealth, HIPAA, and Cybersecurity
Telehealth is an increasingly important tool for healthcare organizations to provide patients with more accessible and affordable care options. However, in the excitement of developing telehealth programs, organizations should not lose sight of privacy and security regulations that apply to these new services. After all, protected health information under HIPAA can include data that is transmitted during the provision of telehealth services.
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: CMS, NIST, Providers, ONC, Medicare and Medicaid, HIPAA, security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Healthcare Employees, Emergency Preparedness, Telehealth, Training, Health IT, Telemedicine, Continuing Education, FDA, EHR, Compliance Program, Corporate Compliance | View Count: (945)
How HIPAA Compliance Can Help Your Organization Prepare for a Disaster
What do a ransomware attack and a hurricane have in common? They can both disrupt the vital operations of a healthcare organization. HIPAA covered entities and healthcare providers should always have Emergency Preparedness Plans in place for natural disasters as well as man-made catastrophes like cyberattacks. In fact, the HIPAA Security Rule requires that covered entities have a contingency plan that can be implemented the moment it is needed.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Medicare and Medicaid, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HHS, CMS, OCR, ONC, Providers, Medicare and Medicaid, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Emergency Preparedness, Continuing Education | View Count: (853)
Increasing Both Awareness and Compliance During Mental Health Month
This month, organizations across the country are working to educate the public, provide mental health resources, and fight the stigma associated with mental illness as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. For healthcare professionals, this month can serve as a good time to review healthcare compliance regulations, such as HIPAA, that apply to mental health care and patient mental health information.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HHS, OCR, CDC, SAMHSA, NIMH, HIPAA, Privacy, Security, Compliance, Mental Health, HIPAA Covered Entities, Continuing Education | View Count: (1174)
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Compliance and Addressing the Current Opioid Crisis

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Compliance and Addressing the Current Opioid Crisis
Information sharing can play an important role in combating the current opioid crisis, but it's crucial to also remain compliant with healthcare regulations such as HIPAA. Remain knowledgeable about how to review and monitor healthcare programs at your organization that may treat patients potentially suffering from opioid addiction with Healthcare Auditor Training.
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| Categories: Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: CDC, OCR, Compliance, Audit, HIPAA, Addiction, Opioid Crisis, Pain Management, Privacy, Continuing Education | View Count: (1418)
Artificial Intelligence, Its Uses in Health Care, and Compliance
Machines are dubbed as artificial intelligence when they are able to carry out tasks in a way that we as humans would consider “smart.” In the healthcare industry, AI is able to expedite medical diagnoses in a number of ways, but how do healthcare organizations ensure that their AI is using patient data in accordance with compliance guidelines?
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| Categories: Health IT, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HIPAA, Privacy, Security, Compliance, Audit, Artificial Intelligence, HIPAA Covered Entities, Continuing Education, FDA | View Count: (1687)
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Cybercrime Risk and HIPAA Compliance

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Cybercrime Risk and HIPAA Compliance
Why is cybersecurity so vitally important in health care? Cyberattacks constitute a HIPAA breach and have the potential to put all electronic records at risk. Data breaches resulting from cybercrime are alarmingly common threats in today’s health care system. Stay up-to-date with your HIPAA privacy and security training to help protect sensitive information from cyberattacks.
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| Categories: Cybersecurity, HIPAA Privacy and Security, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HIPAA, Privacy, Security, Compliance, Health IT, OCR, HITECH, Cyberattacks, Continuing Education | View Count: (1385)
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