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05/10/2017

HBMA Billing: The Journal of the Healthcare Business and Management Association

 

July/August 2017

12 Steps to Better Billing Compliance

HBMA Billing May/June 2017The July-August 2017 issue of Billing looks into one of the most prominent issues RCM companies face—compliance. This issue digs into HIPAA, fraud conspiracy and everything you need to know about telemedicine The cover story offers 12 steps you can take to better your RCM company, and how to use a compliance plan in your favor. Other feature articles look at how telemedicine and technological advancements may change the healthcare industry, what you can do to evolve with the ever-changing HIPAA concepts, and a general overview of how compliance has changed over the years. Be sure to check out the two-page photo spread covering the recent Compliance Symposium, and get a sneak-peek of the upcoming Healthcare Revenue Cycle Conference.  (HBMA member? Access the digital edition.)

From the latest issue of Billing.
Avoiding the Wide Net of Fraud Conspiracy Investigation
By Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq. and Michael Foster, Esq.
The word is out. There is money to be made in healthcare fraud—and not just in schemes by providers to steal payor funds, but by the government under federal and state statutes busting fraudulent conduct. How an action starts is really quite simple...
Read this article.

Compliance Has Changed
By Holly Louie, RN, CHBME
In March 2017, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of Health and Human Services collaborated with the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) to provide what is arguably the most important compliance document for our industry since 1998...
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HIPAA... How Is Your Program Evolving?
By Carrie Aiken, CHC
Concepts associated with HIPAA privacy and security have continued to evolve from the initial inception of the rules and HITECH, Affordable Care Act, and Omnibus updates over the last several years. This means that if your HIPAA program is stale, unchecked, or unchanged, you are at risk for enforcement or data compromise.
Read this article.

Want to learn more? Download the Table of Contents for the current issue of Billing.


About Billing
Billing is the official member publication of HBMA. Its mission is to publish timely, industry-leading articles that HBMA members and non-members can put to work. It is a valuable communication tool for healthcare billing and management professionals, with articles written by industry experts on the latest billing and healthcare management topics, as well as general management issues relevant to healthcare business owners.

HBMA members receive six print issues of Billing each year and have access to the digital editions and archives available online.


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Now all healthcare professionals can benefit from the best practices, thought leadership, tools and actionable tips featured in each issue of Billing. HBMA offers both print + digital and digital-only subscriptions to non-members.

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Editorial Contributions
We are always looking for relevant, timely, industry-focused content to publish in upcoming issues of Billing. If you are interested in contributing to Billing, email Billing editor Carissa Degen at cdegen@hbma.org.

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