To accommodate patients remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, practices may have expanded personnel access to protected health information and relied on devices that might be vulnerable to cyber attacks.
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Healthcare providers should take steps now to ensure that the telehealth modalities they use are HIPAA compliant.
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has levied big fines against medical organizations who failed to adhere to HIPAA requirements to release medical records to patients at their request.
When talking about work issues, Dr Bernstein recommends trying not to focus too much on how awful things are because it can be disheartening.
By connecting on a personal level, medical practices may have better results in getting patients to settle their accounts.
Hackers have penetrated healthcare providers’ computer systems to encrypt information and demand money for its release.
Beginning January 1, 2021, a federal law called the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act takes effect requiring that prescriptions for controlled substances covered under Medicare be prescribed electronically.
Putting information in the cloud can be a good move for a physician’s practice, but only if done well.
Finding ways to increase patient volume and cut costs can improve practices’ bottom lines.
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