HIPAA & Compliance

Risk Assessment

HIPAA and Compliance are now more important than ever

For many years, the federal government encouraged healthcare organizations to implement voluntary HIPAA and compliance plans.  The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance to several types of healthcare providers...

HIPAA and Compliance Overview

  HIPAA and Compliance are now more important than ever … For many years, the federal government encouraged healthcare organizations to implement voluntary HIPAA and compliance plans.  The Office of…

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Healthcare Compliance Requirements

The requirement for an effective compliance program for healthcare organizations is transitioning from voluntary to mandatory, with the requirement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010 that…

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HIPAA Compliance in Healthcare

HIPAA Compliance in healthcare has assumed greater importance since the passage of the HITECH Act of 2009, and the regulations implementing the HIPAA provisions of the Act.  Consequently, healthcare entities have…

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HIPAA Risk Assessment

The requirement to complete a HIPAA Risk Assessment has been in place since the original HIPAA Privacy Rule was issued in 2003.  However, very few healthcare organizations have completed such…

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How to Respond to a Medical Documentation & Coding Audit

With a record number of auditing agencies focused on the healthcare industry, the old adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” holds more true than ever. …

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Medical Documentation and Risk-Based Coding

Why Risk-based Coding?  In an Evaluation and Management type service, most physicians can quickly establish certain things about the patient he or she is evaluating, including: The level of risk of…

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2017 OIG Work Plan Overview

The following is the 2017 OIG Work Plan overview. This is a high level look at the various items and areas that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

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OIG 2017 Work Plan

The “OIG 2017 Work Plan” is the latest version of an annual publication that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) produces.  It provides a…

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Got a question about compliance or HIPAA?

We can help The staff at The Fox Group consists of individuals with both managerial and technical background specific to the areas of compliance and HIPAA.  We can help providers,…

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