Tag: Healthcare Regulations

Secure Medical Billing Practices

HIPAA 2024: What You Need to Know for Secure Medical Billing Practices

Secure Medical Billing Practices: In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, protecting patient privacy and safeguarding sensitive medical information remains paramount. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) serves as the cornerstone of these efforts, dictating robust data security standards for covered entities handling protected health information (PHI). As we navigate 2024, staying updated on HIPAA […]
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Surprise Billing Dispute Resolution: Challenges, Lawsuits, and Proposed Changes

This year, the CMS has frequently halted and resumed arbitration due to court cases causing disruptions in the regulatory process aimed at settling surprise billing disputes. Summary Overview: Last Friday, the CMS finalized its revamp of the No Surprises Act resolution process, fully reopening the portal for resolving disputes, including batched and single disputes for […]
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Anticipated Decrease in Medicare Reimbursement for Physicians in 2024

The Final Decrease Is Influenced By Add-On Codes and Regulatory Obligations On November 16th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the finalized rule for the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in the Federal Register. While the policies exhibit several positives, especially in primary care, telehealth, and behavioral healthcare, CMS remains dedicated […]
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Are Providers Exempt From Information Blocking Backlash?

Keen on giving Americans in federally-funded programs more control over their healthcare, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been working closely with past and present administrations to establish regulations governing electronic health information (EHI). On March 4, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a proposed […]
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