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Heading Up HIPAA Compliance

Author: Dahlstrand, Harold

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2002


Why do some organizations consistently thrive in an era of ever-changing politics, regulations, and increasingly scarce resources? The answer is leadership. Winning organizations have excellent leaders who know how to make smart decisions and implement them quickly and effectively. Those who a....

What's Your HIPAA ETA? (HIPAA on the Job)

Author: Amatayakul, Margret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2002


If you are thinking about HIPAA’s privacy compliance date of April 14, 2003, think again! Privacy compliance is about ongoing learning: education, training, and awareness (ETA).

While it is true that the final privacy rule only calls for work force training on hire and when th....

Experts Get Practical With Privacy Rule

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2001


Is your healthcare organization working toward compliance with the HIPAA final privacy rule, or are you procrastinating in hopes that the rule will be changed because the regulation is too costly and burdensome?

Experts say they don't expect HIPAA, and in particular the new privacy r....

Blue-ribbon Approach to Compliance

Author: Meaney, Mark E.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2001

The seeds of today’s compliance movement were first sown 60 years ago in a one-car shed in Palo Alto, CA. With a mere $538 in start-up capital, Bill Hewlett and David Packard launched a high-tech revolution and created a bellwether of the modern economy when they founded Hewlett-Packard (HP).
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Internet-based Training for Ambulatory Care Settings

Author: Dixon-Lee, Claire

Source: Brief Encounter

Publication Date: April 02, 2001


The US healthcare industry faces an enormous challenge to improve its ability to rapidly assimilate masses of constantly changing regulations, guidelines, policies, and procedures for all aspects of service delivery. This is even more perplexing in the ambulatory care setting where the deliver....

Guidelines Offer Compliance Steps for Group Practices

Author: Gregg, Cheryl A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2000


The long-awaited Draft Model Compliance Guidance for Small and Individual Physician Practices was published by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in early June.1 The OIG received 83 comments from outside sources, including AHIMA, after publishing a request for information and reco....

Taking the Lead in Compliance Education

Author: Manning, Susan C.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2000


Voluntarily developed and implemented compliance programs for the healthcare industry are the continual goal of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services. The OIG recognizes that when a healthcare provider establishes an effective compliance plan....

Compliance: Offense Is the Best Defense

Author: Nika Lee, Sister M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1999


Growing up in southern Indiana—the heart of basketball country—one of the earliest things I learned was that the best defense is a good offense. That piece of wisdom applies to many situations, including the defensive environment of healthcare today, as our government takes initiativ....

Roundtable Takes on Compliance Challenges

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999


The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Care Compliance Association conducted a one-day joint roundtable on healthcare compliance to gain new insights into the challenges of creating effective compliance programs. The ro....

Teamwork and Compliance Go Hand in Hand

Author: Ruppersburg, Patricia L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 1999



Compliance is an issue that has earned much respect from healthcare professionals. It has become imperative to all HIM professionals to focus on providing the best possible solution for compliance. The ultimate goal: to create a scenario in which compliance supports the existing heal....

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