From Report on Patient Privacy - As soon as Americans get Social Security cards, they’re told to guard them with their lives, as lost or stolen Social Security numbers (SSNs) raise the stakes for financial fraud and identity theft. So why, patients started asking Baptist Healthcare, was the South Florida system regularly asking for their SSNs? Why indeed, wondered Baptist officials. In the hands of criminals, SSNs really are the Holy Grail of protected health information (PHI) and weren’t always necessary for Baptist to have, reasoned administrators at the six-hospital system. Read more
From Report on Medicare Compliance - Lynn Myers, medical director of Texas Health Physicians Group, doesn’t like the term “disruptive physicians” because it can describe either innovators or behavioral hurricanes. Read more
From Report on Medicare Compliance - Compliance programs may get more traction with the release of new guidance on compliance oversight for health care board members. The guidance, which was unveiled April 20 by HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson at the Health Care Compliance Association’s Compliance Institute in Orlando, sets forth a more activist role for boards in their organization’s compliance with laws and regulations. Read more
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