Webinar: Jan 26 2017 – HIPAA for Optometry and Ophthalmology Clinic

Join us on Jan 26 2017 for our noon, 50-minute Webinar on HIPAA for the Eyecare office. All Webinars are recorded so you can watch this anytime.

  1. Know how to be compliant with HIPAA regulations in 2017.
  2. Patient privacy protection.
  3. How to avoid incidents, audits, and investigations by HHS.
  4.  How to be prepared for enforcement actions
  5. Risk Analysis and Risk Mitigation planning and execution
  6. Handling Patient Access of PHI properly
  7. Being ready for hacking, Ransomware and responding properly if you’re hit.
  8. How to manage portable devices, e-mail, texting, and encryption in a variety of circumstances.
  9. What is the the HITECH Act?
  10. New rules on the horizon: expected changes to Accounting of Disclosures and 42 CFR Part 2

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Workers Compensation and ICD-10

While healthcare providers and physicians may be scrambling to get ready for ICD-10, workers’ compensation practitioners are not required to switch to the new codes, according to the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), an advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Approximately one-half of the Workers compensation claims systems are ready to switch to ICD-10 on October 1. About one-half, or 26 states will continue to use ICD-9 codes after Oct. 1 2015. Therefore your PM system will have to support switching between ICD-9 and ICD-10. Plus you staff has to be well-trained to avoid any confusion.

[Also: ICD-10 checklist: AHA releases step-by-step preparation guide]

WEDI has released data on worker’s compensation readiness by state. Twenty-one states have adopted ICD-10 billing for physicians, hospital inpatients and outpatients, according to WEDI.

ICD-10 ready: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Washington.

Three states have adopted ICD-10 codes for hospital inpatient billing only: Indiana, Maine and South Carolina.

[Also: With ICD-10 about a month away, healthcare providers say ‘bring it on’]

Continue with ICD-9: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

If you hear anything different please email me at ecf@eyecodingforum.com and we will update this post.