Two New Developments Help Healthcare Providers Comply with Reform Law

By Deborah Hirsch The healthcare world, so rocked by the new health reform law, is developing many ways to cope with the changes it requires. Recently, two new developments are making it a little easier for providers – uniform definitions of compliance with HIPAA 5010 put together by the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) and a white paper on issues that providers will face as they make the transition into value-based payment models and Read More

New HIPAA Rule Needed? HDM Readers Say No

By Joseph Goedert And the snapshot from the latest poll finds deep skepticism that the forthcoming final omnibus HIPAA rule amending the privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules is necessary. A full 55 percent of respondents agreed the new rule is unnecessary because patient data already is adequately protected under the existing rules. Only 25 percent of respondents believe the omnibus rule is a necessary strengthening of protections for patient data, while 20 percent Read More