When talking about work issues, Dr Bernstein recommends trying not to focus too much on how awful things are because it can be disheartening.
Practices need to know all of the components of their health information systems to determine potential vulnerabilities.
By connecting on a personal level, medical practices may have better results in getting patients to settle their accounts.
Regardless of the challenges a smaller group might have, a risk assessment is a baseline for any HIPAA program. The cost of this assessment is considerably less than a HIPAA fine.
As providers begin to reopen their practices or resume the full range of services they provided before the COVID-19 pandemic, they will have to consider not only normal clinical care and regulations, but extra precautions needed for staff and patient safety, financial challenges like stimulus loan requirements, employee furloughs, and compliance with local and state…