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How billers & coders share exposure with physician practices

By: Jennifer Richard, ARM and Joan Kassel, MLIS with Professional Risk Associates, Inc. Professional Risk Associates recently presented on government regulatory and cyber liability risks surrounding billers and coders to the Northern Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). As a major function of the medical practice, billers and coders can impact practices’ revenue streams if […]

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What you might not know about Workers’ Comp for Healthcare Professionals

Medical practices both large and small have a specific focus on safety. While safety can mean life or death for healthcare providers and patients, practices sometimes overlook an important piece of safety and protection when it comes their employees – workers’ compensation insurance. When we hear “workers’ compensation” we might immediately think of someone pulling a muscle […]

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How Much Will My Med Mal Insurance Cost?

Medical professional liability insurance (med mal) can often be one of the largest purchases a healthcare professional or medical practice makes. For new physicians, the thought of obtaining of med mal insurance can seem daunting as most are unaware of how this process works. How much is the insurance? Is this coverage comprehensive? Have no fear – […]

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The Risk of Recorded Conversations

What do you do if a patient, or a patient’s family member, wants to record a conversation during an exam or consultation? When it comes to HIPAA, does your practice have a policy in place to educate patients on when it is permissible to record audio and/or video? What happens when someone is noncompliant and records […]

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HIPAA: Security Risk Assessment

A security risk assessment (SRA) is required under the HIPAA Security Rule, and performing an assessment is also good business practice. For this reason, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) helped develop a downloadable SRA tool to help guide your practice through the process. This particular tool is not required […]

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