July 18th, 2017


What the eClinicalWorks Settlement Means for Practices and Their Use of EHR

Guidance for practices wondering if the move affects their own liability.

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Announcing Fifth Risk Management Webinar

Risk Management’s fifth webinar topic of 2015, “(How to) Be as Smart as a Fifth Grader: Prepare for Meaningful Use Audits by ‘Showing Your Math'” is now posted to the Webinars and Audioconferences web page. Read the full article to get complete details and to access this newly posted webinar.

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Risk Management Webinar Series: New Webinar Posted and Final Two Topics Announced

Medical Mutual’s Risk Management Department announces two updates on the 2015 Webinar Series. Read the full article to get complete details on the final two topics in the series and to access the newly posted webinar, “Medical Record Documentation Tips: Think In Ink.”

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December 17th, 2013


Surviving a Meaningful Use Audit

Dr. Linda Hughes, a solo family medicine physician in Fayetteville, NC, was looking forward to receiving $12,000 for her second year of the EHR Incentive Program. Instead, her administrator opened an email one day last April to find notification of a pre-payment audit. Dr. Hughes had done her homework by selecting a certified EHR, changing her workflows to accommodate all the meaningful use criteria, generating meaningful use reports to monitor her progress, and completing the attestation on the CMS website. Like many providers, she had not read the fine print about the potential for audits and a requirement to keep all documentation for at least six years following the final EHR incentive payment.

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January 15th, 2010


In the Rush to Achieve Meaningful Use, Don’t Forget HIPAA Security Compliance

BY PATRICIA A. MARKUS, Esq., SMITH MOORE LEATHERWOOD, LLP Since April 21, 2005, the HIPAA Security Rule has required every health care provider in the country—including physician practices—to implement safeguards against the unauthorized use or disclosure of patients’ protected health information that the provider electronically transmits or maintains (“e-PHI”). The recently-finalized rule addressing the Medicare […]

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