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Significance of HIPAA Compliance in Medical Transcription [Infographics]

Significance of HIPAA Compliance in Medical Transcription [Infographics]

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) includes specifications that ensure the confidentiality and privacy of protected health information (PHI). It protects patient privacy and guarantee coverage of individuals with pre-existing conditions. Medical providers as well as organizations dealing with PHI such as medical billing or medical transcription companies must adhere to HIPAA … Continue reading Significance of HIPAA Compliance in Medical Transcription [Infographics]

Most Common Medical Transcription Myths [Infographics]

Most Common Medical Transcription Myths [Infographics]

Medical transcriptionists play a significant role in healthcare documentation. The process of medical transcription begins once the patient consults a physician and seeks advice and treatment for the health problem. Yet there are many myths and misconceptions regarding medical transcription. To realize the true value of these services, it is important to dispel these misconceptions.

Medical Documentation Tips to Address RAC Audits

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) closely scrutinizes hospitals and physicians to identify healthcare fraud and abuse. The actual target is not the quality of care, but the documentation that supports why a particular service or procedure was offered. CMS has contracted various organizations, collectively known as recovery audit contractors or RACs to … Continue reading Medical Documentation Tips to Address RAC Audits

Documentation Requirements for Annual Wellness Visit

The Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is a yearly appointment that provides the opportunity for healthcare providers to develop and update a personalized prevention plan for their patients. Medicare covers Annual Wellness Visit if the patients have had Medicare part B coverage for more than 12 months and have not received an initial preventive physical exam … Continue reading Documentation Requirements for Annual Wellness Visit

EHR for Clinical Notes – An Analysis

Clinical notes are records that summarize the interaction between patients and healthcare providers, and are central to patient care. These may include notes from outpatient visits, inpatient admissions and discharges, procedures, protocols, and testing results. The process of documenting clinical care covers the diverse domains of patient care, clinical informatics, workflow, research and quality. As electronic health records (EHRs) are widely used by providers now, there is growing emphasis on structuring clinical notes to reuse data for subsequent tasks. However, generating clinical notes for an electronic record system is a challenging task.

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