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GLB and Healthcare: the Other Privacy Regulation

Author: Hays, Mark

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: November 02, 2001


HIPAA has taken center stage when it comes to privacy and security, so healthcare organizations have tended to overlook the Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act, thinking it applies only to banks and credit card companies. In fact, GLB directly affects healthcare, and goes much further in many ways.....

Getting 'Hip' to Other Privacy Laws: Part 2

Author: Roth, Julie A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004


The HIPAA privacy rule is just one of several federal laws that protect the privacy of non-public information. But privacy is not a new concept in healthcare. Healthcare workers have long protected medical information under a varety of state and federal laws, accreditation standards, and rules....

FY 2012 ICD-10-PCS Updates

Author: Rihanek, Theresa

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: April 2012


Limited updates were made to ICD-10-PCS for fiscal year 2012 as set forth under the partial code freeze established by the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee.1 The freeze is intended to aid the transition to the new code set by limiting updates for 2012 and 2013 to essential chan....

From "Incident-To" to Locum Tenens: How to Ensure Compliance with Federal Regulations Get Paid and Keep It with Alternative Practitioners

Author: Heibel, Kimberly; Spohn, Sheryl

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 26, 2010

Objectives:

Understand how to maneuver the complex guidelines for midlevel practitioners in a hospital setting and maintain compliance of temporary practitioners in an office and hospital setting.
PAs/NPs-How to Get the Most Out of Services in the Office?
State Laws: Definition....

From DNA to Data Privacy

Author: Fuller, Barbara P.; Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2001




Genetic research is revolutionizing healthcare by predicting diseases and revealing cures. At the same time, the information presents new challenges to HIM professionals charged with keeping this vital data from the wrong hands. Here's a look at the role genetic information is playin....

Final Stark II Regulations

Author: Bergeson, Donna; Butler, Jennifer

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001


Introduction

The Stark Law1is designed to prohibit physician referrals for certain services when the referring physician has a financial relationship with the facility providing the service. This paper will summarize the history of the Stark Law and provide a brief discussion of the fu....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy | AHIMA regulation analysis

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Notes

Readers will notice that some word such as "healthcare" may be written in more than one way in this analysis. Style guides often require the term "healthcare" be stated as such, however, the federal government uses the term as "health care." In this document we will be using the te....

Final Rule for HIPAA Security Standards: Analysis by the American Health Information Management Association Policy and Government Relations Team - February 2003

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA regulation analysis

Publication Date: February 28, 2003


Impact | This Analysis Includes | General Rules | Administrative Safeguards | Physical Safeguards | Technical Safeguards | Organizational Requirements | Policies, Procedures, and Documentation | Matrix | Introduction

After a wait of some four and one-half years, the Department of He....

Final Rule for FY 2008 IPPS: MS-DRGs and POA Top List in a Year of Major Change

Author: D'Amato, Cheryl; Garrett, Gail S.; Johnson, Laurie M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007



The final rule for the fiscal year 2008 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) went into effect October 1, 2007. The rule includes ICD-9-CM code changes, implementation of the new Medicare severity-adjusted (MS) DRG system, and a number of quality-related changes that affect how Medic....

Final ERISA Rules Published

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2001


The Department of Labor published two final rules in November 2000 that will affect the information received and the appeals available to those receiving healthcare benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

The two final rules are "Amend....

Federal Register Online

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Source: Federal Register

Publication Date: 2014

The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

False Claims

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Source: U.S. Code

Publication Date: January 02, 2002



From the U.S. Code Online via GPO Access
[wais.access.gpo.gov]
[Laws in effect as of January 2, 2001]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between January 2, 2001 and January 28, 2002]
TITLE 31. MONEY AND FINANCE
SUBTITLE III. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Fall Preview: A Look at the Season’s Expected Rules

Author: Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2011


Perhaps one of the biggest jobs related to implementing the ARRA provisions right now is keeping track of the moving parts. Publication of the act in 2009 was a kind of Big Bang-an explosion of provisions that rocked the healthcare universe. Since then, however, the pieces have traveled at dif....

Experiences of a VHA Privacy Officer

Author: Putt, Stephanie H.

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: November 02, 2001


Being the privacy officer for one of the world’s largest healthcare delivery systems is often a daunting responsibility, yet it offers an opportunity to make a difference and face new challenges. The Veterans Health Administration, or VHA, is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). T....

Excerpt from federal law (42USC1395cc) regarding Advance Directives

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Source: U.S. Code

Publication Date: August 21, 1996



From the U.S. Code Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [Laws in effect as of January 23, 2000] [Document affected by Public Law 106-554 Section 1(a)(6)] [CITE: 42USC1395cc] TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE CHAPTER 7--SOCIAL SECURITY SUBCHAPTER XVIII--HEALTH INSURANCE FOR AGE....

Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) Resource

Author: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Source: Government (U.S.) | External web site

Publication Date: November 01, 2007

In 1986, Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) to ensure public access to emergency services regardless of ability to pay. Section 1867 of the Social Security Act imposes specific obligations on Medicare-participating hospitals that offer emergency services to provide a medical screening examination (MSE) when a request is made for examination or treatment for an emergency medical condition (EMC), including active labor, regardless of an individual's ability to pay. Hospitals are then required to provide stabilizing treatment for patients with EMCs. If a hospital is unable to stabilize a patient within its capability, or if the patient requests, an appropriate transfer should be implemented.

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)

Author: U.S. Code

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: October 02, 2003


From the U.S. Code Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [Laws in effect as of January 3, 2005] [Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between January 3, 2005 and January 18, 2007] [CITE: 42USC1395dd] TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE CHAPTER 7--SOCIAL SECURITY SUBCHAPTER X....

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