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Privacy’s having a moment

Privacy’s having a moment

Just a few short months ago, we held a webinar on the battle between privacy vs. access. And access was winning. The push towards digitization and automation favors access, and with regulations like the Cures Act focused on enhancing patient access to health...

CRIS certification – why it’s critical for record management

CRIS certification – why it’s critical for record management

CRIS CERTIFICATION – WHAT IS IT? It's no surprise that Protected Health Information (PHI) must be kept secure while at rest and throughout the PHI transfer process. This requires an in-depth knowledge of a patchwork of rules and regulations that must be learned,...

Let’s break it down: right of access

Let’s break it down: right of access

A “designated record set” includes information maintained by a covered entity. For health plans, this includes information regarding enrollment, payment, claims adjudication, and case or medical management record systems
For healthcare providers, this includes medical and billing records maintained by or for the provider, lab results, imaging.

The No Surprises Act: what you need to know

The No Surprises Act: what you need to know

Update (3/1/2022): The enforcement of the NSA is pending ongoing legislation and potentially adjusted rule provisions. HealthMark continues to remain apprised of changes and will provide ongoing updates. THE NO SURPRISES ACT - WHAT IS IT? Surprise medical billing,...

The OCR’s notorious Wall of Shame

The OCR’s notorious Wall of Shame

AVOIDING HIPAA BREACHES AND THE "WALL OF SHAME" Healthcare technology is constantly evolving, with the goal of improving efficiency and increasing access. And while that may offer more effective processes and support better care coordination, it also leaves many...

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