2014 Physician Fee Schedule
March 5, 2014

2014 Physician Fee Schedule

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During last year’s holidays, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were working hard in order to release the 2014 Medicare physician fee schedule. This critical schedule influences doctors and healthcare facilities around the country and includes one of the most importance announcements regarding the Medicare Conversion Factor for 2014. The new rules also include provisions for physical quality programs. Changes could be in the works for physician groups that have more than 10 eligibl

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HIPAA privacy rule changes 2013
October 22, 2013

HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

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When it came time for review and changes in the 2013 Omnibus Rulemaking, multiple changes were made that impact the HIPAA Privacy Rule. All professionals deemed responsible for the protection of patient information under HIPAA must maintain an understanding of current HIPAA regulations and keep an eye out for proposed and enacted changes that will affect compliance. Changes to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Genetic information is from here on out classified as “protec

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HIPAA Omnibus Rule
October 15, 2013

HIPAA Omnibus Rule

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Background and Recent Updates At the beginning of 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a final HIPAA omnibus rule. The details of this rule are included within 563 pages and addresses multiple issues within. The rule had actually been promised for publication one year earlier, but business associates and covered entities affected by the rule still have only eight months to comply with the established requirements. There are five major areas of change for comp

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