Managing a medical practice comes with inherent risks, and physicians can face serious consequences for violating privacy, fraud, or abuse statutes. That's why physician members turn to TMA for help in establishing effective compliance programs, understanding the latest regulations, and navigating advancements in health information technology.
Recent questions about Compliance:
I think a HIPAA breach may have occurred. What do I do now?
Can offer discounts to my patients?
Am I required to provide an interpreter for my limited English proficiency patients?
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The U.S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance urging physicians and other HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates to report any suspicious cyber activity to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). You should report phishing, malware, and other cyber security incidents and vulnerabilities.
TMA and DocbookMD are offering a new, free white paper to help answer your HIPAA questions about the proper use of mobile technology in health care.
New rules from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lay out a compliance framework for physicians and health care providers regarding all types of discrimination, including discrimination against individuals with LEP. The framework, explained in detail in the new white paper from the TMA Office of General Counsel about accommodating people with limited English proficiency, includes factors to help you determine the reasonable steps you must take to provide these individuals meaningful access.
Is it legal for me or one of my employees to perform “physical therapy” (PT) within the confines of my medical practice office, or would that violate a licensing code?
Minimize the risk your medical practice faces by establishing or maintaining an effective compliance program for HIPAA and coding and documentation practices.
Start now and gain the knowledge needed to achieve compliance. View all of the compliance courses available on the TMA Education Center.