Posted by Dr. Don Cross on 18th Jan 2017
Some HealthCare rules are expected to change with the new administration in Washington, but other’s won’t (or can’t).
MACRA, HIPAA, and HITECH are unrelated to “ObamaCare” (aka the Affordable Care Act). Regulations from OSHA safety and Medicare remain regardless, and some requirements are not possible to change. What’s important, what’s in limbo, and what’s likely to go off into the sunset? Stay tuned, we'll keep OCCM customers updated on these changing requirements.
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Overtime Changes on Hold. Five days before businesses across the country were to change their over-time procedures, the U.S. District Judge from the Eastern District of Texas, Amos Mazzant III, granted a motion for a nationwide injunction halting the Department of Labor changes. Although the injunction is only a temporary measure to allow the judge time to rule on the merits of [...]
2016 is almost over, are you ready for the New Year? Have you completed all the required self-audits that must be performed at least once per year? Do the new regulations for Section 1557 of the ACA affect your practice? Do you know where to get all the free resources? Join Dr. Cross as he reviews [...]
Why do I need a compliance manual with policies and procedures to be HIPAA compliant? Growing up I was one of those kids who was always asking, “Why?” My parents would sometimes lose their patience and reply back “Because I told you to!” Today I sometimes get that same “why” question from doctors who are frustrated with all the [...]
As we healthcare providers have been warned that HIPAA audits will begin this year, it is clear that now is the time to get prepared.I've received several questions since the chiropractic audits announcement about which logs are required to be maintained in chiropractic offices. The list below is a comprehensive guide to what your office [...]
Brace yourselves...Audits are coming! At the beginning of each New Year, every clinic needs to review its operations according to the following checklist. Review this list ASAP to ready yourself and your staff. Keep all documentation in case of a HIPAA Audit. Checklist for Success Annual Risk Assessment - Completed by the Compliance Officer Problem areas to [...]
Getting compliant is obviously a big relief and weight off your shoulders. The good news is that we've made it as painless and easy as possible with the Complete OCCM Compliance Package. See this review from an OCCM user.
We ain’t all bad apples…Love my grammar? This was the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw Dr. Ron Short’s article in Dynamic Chiropractic a couple of weeks ago. If you didn’t catch the article, please read it. It’s worth your time. Here’s the link http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=57547. The article’s title is “Targeting the Bad Apples in the [...]
Watch now: How Do You Know If You're Compliant Your Grace Period Is Over How do you know if you are compliant? This is a question you may have been seeing in advertising emails and blog posts lately. With the problems with attesting for Meaningful Use, it has gotten a lot of media attention. One question I [...]
Windows XP users will not be HIPAA compliant…If you are not a computer geek, and most chiropractors aren’t, then you may not have heard that on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer be “supporting” Windows XP. In a nut shell what that means is that Microsoft will not be producing any further “patches” to [...]