HIPAA Audits – what to expect for 2013

by Brian L Tuttle, CHP, CPHIT, CBRA, CHA, CISSP, CCNA  According to Leon Rodriguez (director of the Health and Human Services), covered entities (which means you) have a mountain of work to do in the area of HIPAA compliance.  In addition Mr Rodriguez states that the HIPAA audits are to resume and ramp up over 2013 with strong funding and renewed vigor.  Uh oh…   So in what areas...

CPT coding changes for 2013

by Steve Adams, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I There are more than 700 changes this year to CPT.  In this article I’ll address the changes that I think will have the biggest impact on your practice.  However, don’t forget to check Appendix B in the back of your CPT code book for a full listing of all the coding changes since I’m not addressing all 700 in this article. Evaluation and...