Posted and filed under Compliance, Healthcare.

2016 Update: OIG/OCR Audit Process

OCR’s Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Audit Program: Although the ever-expanding use of health information technology in health care provides many benefits, in turn it poses new risks to consumer privacy. To ensure HIPAA compliance, HITECH requires HHS to perform periodic audits of covered entities and business associates. In 2011 and 2012, OCR conducted a…

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Posted and filed under Dental.

Getting to the Root of Root Canals

The infamous root canal is an endodontic procedure that involves the removal of dental pulp in order to eradicate infection and inflammation. While the term “root canal” can inspire fear in the heart of the most stoic patients, the procedure is quite simple, and no more strenuous or uncomfortable than a routine filling. Infections in…

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The Hopeful Future of Sharing Behavioral Health Data

The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) is launching a pilot program to improve patient information exchange between providers and caregivers. This program is designed in a way that once consent is given by patients, their Behavioral Healthcare Information will be shared with long term care providers and hospitals. The newly accessible documents will summarize…

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Posted and filed under Healthcare.

Patient Privacy within a Complex Eco-System

Our managing director, Jeanmarie Loria, shares the various types of data flowing through the healthcare eco-system and how it affects patient privacy. The following is an excerpt from the article: “Modern medicine has to deal with massive numbers of patients and the routes taken by patient data are often highly convoluted, complex and open to…

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Posted and filed under Coding, Compliance, Medical Record Auditing.

Advize Health Meaningful Use and Security Risk Analysis Webinar Recap

On March 10, Advize Health held our fifth monthly webinar on Meaningful Use and Security Risk Analysis. For this webinar, Advize Health’s auditor Melissa Jewett presented with Don Waechter from Compliance and Remediation Services, LLC. Both Melissa and Don are highly qualified to deliver such an informative webinar; as Melissa is a Certified Professional Coder…

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Posted and filed under Business, Careers.

Celebrating One of Our Own For International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016 is known as International Women’s Day, a day to recognize and praise the advancements that women have made in society since the day’s creation in 1908.  International Women’s Day offers Advize Health an excellent opportunity to praise one of our very own powerful, professional women – Navreet Dhaliwal. Advize Health is proud…

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Posted and filed under Business.

Reaping the Benefits of a Remote Workforce

FastCompany recently published an article on hiring and managing a workforce that is almost exclusively remote.  The article mentions the corporate benefits of hiring remote workers, from employing intrinsically motivated employees, to recognizing job performance based on results rather than time.  Building a team of geographically dispersed employees requires structure, and communication is essential to a…

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