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Clinician stress and burnout related to user of the EHR

The introduction of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) has certainly brought about a major change in the way healthcare is administered in this vast country.EHR's have evolved in a big way from the time they first came to be used in a moderate way in the healthcare industry a few decades ago. From then on, although the push towards making all health records online has been on -and the US economy saves close to $80 billion a year on paper and other aspects -the rate of penetration of EHR has…See More
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How to Get a Job in Compliance with no Experience? Learn New Skills for $10

For people on a job hunt, the reason for not offering one is almost invariably the same: You lack experience. How do you convince the organization that one can gain no experience unless one has a job? This is a typical chicken and egg conundrum: You are not given a job because you have no experience, and you have no  experience…See More
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Complementing MACRA and MIPS with HIPAA brings about better patient engagement

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a federal Act that regulates the manner in which physicians have to be paid when they treat patients who come to them under Medicare. It modifies and supersedes the earlier legislation on this topic, namely the Balanced Budget Act, which was in force from 1997. From the time the Balanced Budget Act linked physician payments to budget cuts and economic growth; it has reduced physician payments by over a fifth. In contrast, MACRA…See More
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Roger Steven posted a blog post

HIPAA’s guidelines need to be understood to prepare for, prevent, respond and recover ransomware

Ransomware is dangerous and malicious software that infects the operating systems of computers that are vulnerable. It blocks access to files, and demands a ransom for releasing it. After the ransom is paid, usually in the form of virtual cash, through means such as Bitcoin, the block may be released. Many ransomware…See More
Sep 1
Roger Steven posted a blog post

HIPAA breach evaluation and reporting

Protected Health Information (PHI) is a very valuable piece of information. It is valuable for the patient, for the healthcare provider, and for the insurer. Unfortunately, there is one source to which it is more valuable than to all these: Hackers. Protected Health Information is meant to be protected, but this information is coveted in the black market more than credit cards and social security.The reason is simple: The PHI contains very vital, but confidential information about a patient’s…See More
Aug 29
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HIPAA should be implemented alongside MACRA and MIPS to foster better patient engagement

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), a federal Act that governs the way in which physicians need to be paid when they treat patients who come to them under Medicare, alters and replaces the earlier Act in this regard, namely the Balanced Budget Act, which was in force from 1997.  Since the Balanced Budget Act linked physician payments to budget cuts and economic growth; it brought down physician payments by 21 percent. MACRA, on the other hand, introduces the…See More
Aug 24
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How do campuses respond to students with mental issues?

Perhaps no educational campus is free of students with some or another kind of mental or emotional issues. Considering the wide diversity of students that enroll into American colleges and the varied backgrounds they come from; it is no surprise that American colleges will have to deal with such students.There is a need for…See More
Aug 9
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Does fixing a retirement age for physicians help improve the healthcare system?

The medical profession is different from most others in one vital aspect: Practitioners of this profession don’t retire. The profession allows the physician to continue for as long as her physical and mental faculties allow her to. The US’ Supreme Court judges too, don’t retire, but theirs is judicial service, during which…See More
Aug 8
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Learning how to manage the HIPAA Business Associate process is important

Most healthcare providers or organizations that are described as Covered Entities by HIPAA, engage vendors as HIPAA Business Associates for carrying out many of their services on their behalf. HIPAA defines a Business Associate as a person or an…See More
Aug 2
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Vital Stark Law considerations for physician employment agreements

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) –popularly called Obamacare –came into existence, there has been an exponential increase in the number of physician practice acquisitions. Some of the reasons that can be ascribed for this phenomenon are these:-        Physician practice acquisitions are an opportunity for healthcare…See More
Jul 28
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The centrality of Risk Analysis to HIPAA

Carrying out audits is among the most important requirements for any organization that handles Protected Health Information (PHI). HIPAA hosting providers, who implement safeguards in the manner specified in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, must be included in these…See More
Jul 25
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Ensuring compensation-focused compliance with Stark Law considerations

Stark Law compliance is now more than just a compliance issue. It has grown to become an Enterprise Risk Management matter, if the substantial awards and settlements in recent enforcement actions are anything to go by. For healthcare organizations that develop and implement provider contracts; managing their compliance and…See More
Jul 18
Roger Steven posted a blog post

Entities should do everything it takes to avoid HIPAA fines and penalties

The fact of about 120 million individuals being affected by HIPAA breaches in 2015 highlights two important points:There is a mad demand for these records in the black market, which is why they are being targeted to this extent. Any wonder that PHI is in greater demand in the black market than even social security and…See More
Jul 14
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Understanding and responding to the special needs of college students who have autism

When people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) –called just autism –enter college, they are up against challenges that are unique and peculiar to the group. They need to be understood for their special needs, because they enter college at a sensitive age. There is an onus on the part of the other people in the…See More
Jul 12

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Roger Steven's Blog

Clinician stress and burnout related to user of the EHR

The introduction of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) has certainly brought about a major change in the way healthcare is administered in this vast country.

EHR's have evolved in a big way from the time they first came to be used in a moderate way in the healthcare industry a few decades ago. From then on, although the push towards making all health records online has been on -and the US economy saves close to $80 billion a year on paper and other aspects -the rate of penetration of…

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Posted on September 21, 2017 at 7:27am

How to Get a Job in Compliance with no Experience? Learn New Skills for $10

For people on a job hunt, the reason for not offering one is almost invariably the same: You lack experience. How do you convince the organization that one can gain no experience unless one has a job? This is a typical chicken and egg conundrum: You are not given a job because you have no…

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Posted on September 18, 2017 at 6:30am

Complementing MACRA and MIPS with HIPAA brings about better patient engagement

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a federal Act that regulates the manner in which physicians have to be paid when they treat patients who come to them under Medicare. It modifies and supersedes the earlier legislation on this topic, namely the Balanced Budget Act, which was in force from 1997. 

From the time the Balanced Budget Act linked physician payments to budget cuts and economic growth; it has reduced physician payments by over a fifth. In…

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Posted on September 7, 2017 at 7:34am

HIPAA’s guidelines need to be understood to prepare for, prevent, respond and recover ransomware

Ransomware is dangerous and malicious software that infects the operating systems of computers that are vulnerable. It blocks access to files, and demands a ransom for releasing it. After the ransom is paid, usually in the form of virtual cash, through means such as Bitcoin, the block may be released.…

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