The HIPAA Threat Tied to Online Patient Behavior
Have you ever used the “check in” application on Facebook to tell friends of the latest trendy restaurant you visited? Psychologists say this behavior serves an important need in all of us. The “likes” provide much needed validation. According to a January 30 article in The Wall Street Journal, this same behavior serves an important need of cyber criminals.
ABCs of Healthcare Corporate Compliance Programs
In 2010, the Affordable Care Act mandated compliance programs for Medicare and Medicaid providers. The reform law, which applies to all Medicare and Medicaid providers, requires the HHS secretary to promulgate “core elements” and set an effective date for compliance programs, presumably through rulemaking, but does not set a deadline for these actions.
A Physician’s Guide to Navigating Peer Review
I asked Karin Zaner, a director with the Dallas law firm Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC, to share her tips for how physicians can best deal with the hospital peer review process.
Martin Merritt: Peer review can be one of the most traumatic experiences for a physician. What tips can you share with physicians to guide them through the process?