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Year of the Audit

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2010

The healthcare forecast for 2010 includes a strong chance of audit. HIM professionals in many organizations will be busy responding to a shower of external record requests and internal compliance checks.

Stormy systems of audit programs, compliance initiatives, and fraud preventi....

Work Plan Fiscal Year 2015

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Inspector General

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: October 2014

This report forecasts areas of OIG focus based on the results of OIG’s risk assessments and have been identified as significant management and performance challenges facing HHS. In FY 2015 and beyond, we will continue to focus on emerging payment, eligibility, management, and IT systems security vulnerabilities in health care reform programs, such as the health insurance marketplaces.

Word is Collaboration: How HIM, Revenue: Cycle, and Compliance Team Up for Success

Author: McDavid, Jan P; Truscott, Tricia; Crump, Dawn; Brocato, Lori

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011


The need for HIM, Compliance and Revenue Cycle Management to work together is more important than ever. New initiatives, regulations and more stringent compliance demands are crossing the lines of various departments throughout the healthcare continuum. Departments which may....

What to Expect When Phase 2 HIPAA Audits Begin

Author: Rose, Angela Dinh

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2016

The HITECH Omnibus Rule mandated that the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conduct periodic audits on the privacy and security compliance of covered entities and business associates. It was during the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) update session on March 21, 2016 at the 20....

What's Next?

Author: Braithwaite, Bill

Source: HIPAA Conference 2000

Publication Date: March 14, 2000

2000 HIPAA Conference Presentation
What's Next?
Presented by Bill Braithwaite, MD, PhD, FACMI, Senior Advisor on Health Information Policy, US Dept. Of HSS Hospital Systems Affected
Laboratory Pharmacy Radiology Registration (ADT) Orders Results Data Warehouse Management Master Perso....

What Lies Ahead in 2016?

Author: Hedges, Ron

Source: AHIMA blog post | Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 18, 2015

This is the last Legal e-Speaking post of 2015. I thought I would use it to predict what 2016 might bring in litigation and beyond. When looking ahead to the next year, there are many possible things that HIM professionals should keep an eye out for, but five stand out to m....

What is Security Auditing?

Author: Amatayakul, Margret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2004

The HIPAA security rule includes a requirement for audit controls and to monitor and manage ongoing security for a variety of processes. But the requirement for internal audit was changed to “information security activity review,” and there is no other specific reference to auditin....

Understanding the Privacy Rule's Amendments

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2002

By now you know that amendments to the final privacy rule were published in the August 14, 2002, Federal Register. The amendments are intended to correct problems identified in the original privacy rule published on December 28, 2000.

This article presents a summary of some of....

Trouble with Audit Controls

Author: Amatayakul, Margret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2004

The 2004 Phoenix Health System/HIMSS HIPAA compliance survey indicates that providers find audit controls the most difficult of the HIPAA security standards to implement.
While it is recognized that every organization must conduct a risk analysis to determine the systems or activities th....

Transactions Delay Prompts Concern Among Covered Entities

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2002

AHIMA recently attended a meeting of healthcare providers, payers, and staff representatives of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Organized by the Association for Electronic Health Care Transactions, the meet....

Top RAC Target Areas

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2012

If you bill fee-for-service programs, your claims will be subject to review by the Recovery Audit Contractor Program (RAC). That was the promise made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services when it expanded its once-experimental program to all 50 states in 2010. The RAC's mission....

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