I’m sure by now you’ve heard a rumor that California has enacted the most impactful privacy rule in the nation. Maybe you also heard that California’s privacy rule applies to California residents—and that it does not apply to medical information.
Without a doubt, healthcare practices—big and small—find the HIPAA risk assessment daunting. The HIPAA Security Rule requires all covered entities (a.k.a. providers) and business associates (a.k.a. the people and vendors providers do business with) to conduct an accurate and thorough risk analysis of potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronic protected health information (ePHI).
Here’s a scenario I hope you never have to face: your small physical therapy practice hires a third-party billing company to manage your billing operations. Then, that billing company experiences a massive data breach affecting more than 1,000 of your patients.
Occupational therapists who master the ICD-10 code set can use it to improve patient outcomes and underscore the cost-effective benefits of their services.
Here are three simple steps to securing your practice's data, ensuring HIPAA compliance, and protecting your business.
From burglaries and fires to tornadoes and earthquakes, disasters happen. Is your PT, OT, or SLP practice prepared?
OT and lawyer Veda Collmer shares several ways occupational therapists can advocate for their profession.
In this post, lawyer and OT Veda Collmer discusses how the Affordable Care Act (A.K.A. Obamacare) will affect the occupational therapy industry.