Written Policies and Procedures – HIPAA ...

by Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CHA, CBRA, CISSP I know, I know . . . there’s nothing more mundane and boring than writing policies and procedures for every aspect of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule.  But guess what, lucky you….they are required!  This is a non-negotiable required part of HIPAA – “Covered entities (this means your practice!) must adopt a written set of...

EMRs and the Physical Exam

By Steve Adams With an increasing number of providers continuing the transition to electronic medical records (EMR), it is important to review one component of evaluation and management (E/M) coding that is often overlooked when creating your EMR templates. The federal government, in conjunction with the American Medical Association (AMA) has developed two sets of physical exam...