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Document Imaging

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Document imaging technology allows you to create, manage, and store electronic files in your medical practice, including digital versions of patient’s medical records. Document imaging reduces paper clutter, frees up office space, and provides an evergreen, electronic copy of the document that can’t be physically destroyed or lost. However, document imaging comes with certain risks […]

OIG Compliance

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OIG compliance refers to the various laws set forth by the Office of the Inspector General in order to protect patients from health care-related abuse and fraud. In order to be OIG-compliant, your office must adhere to the requirements and statutes set forth by the OIG that are applicable to your type of medical practice. […]

What is HIPAA Compliance?

The Mystery of Doctor Credentialing

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Doctor credentialing is the process by which a third party evaluates the history, qualifications, experience, and ongoing education of a practicing physician or healthcare professional. Credentialing allows insurance companies and patients to ascertain the quality of care they can expect to receive from the doctor in question. It also protects patients by verifying any malpractice […]

The Mystery Of Doctor Credentialing

HIPAA & OIG Compliance Plans

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Both OIG and HIPAA offer downloadable compliance forms on their respective websites in order to help healthcare professionals develop and monitor internal adherence to the required guidelines. But reviewing compliance requirements is not enough. In order to maintain HIPAA and OIG compliancy, your practice must create a comprehensive plan that includes the following action steps: […]

What is HIPAA Compliance?

What is HIPAA Compliance?

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly referred to as HIPAA, sets forth policies that protect the way patient’s medical information is stored and shared. Federal Law requires your medical practice to be HIPAA compliant. This means that the way you protect patient’s medical records and other information adheres to HIPAA standards. In order […]

HIPAA & OIG Compliance Plans

Doctor Credentialing With Hospitals And Insurance Companies

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When Hospitals And Insurance Companies Want To Work With A Physician, They Must Engage In A Process Known As Doctor Credentialing. Doctor Credentialing Helps Hospitals And Insurance Companies Choose The Best Doctors With Whom They’d Like To Work. During The Credentialing Process, Experienced Investigators Dig Deep Into The Physician’s History, Acting As Medical Detectives. Hospitals […]

The Mystery of Doctor Credentialing

What is an NPI, difference NPI 1 VS 2?

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Established in May of 2007 the NPI Registry is an administrative simplification mandate of HIPAA. An NPI 1 (National Provider Identifier) is the number issued to a practitioner by NPPES NPI Registry. It is the unique number that identifies you the medical provider in a standard way and will be used in the course of […]

Types of Medical Insurance