‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
For The Record
E-Newsletter    December 2023
Facebook Twitter

Editor's E-Note

A new information blocking rule may have caught you off guard. Joe Licata, the chief operating officer and general counsel for HealthMark Group, shows you how to get up to speed.

In addition to reading our e-newsletter, be sure to visit For The Record’s website at www.fortherecordmag.com. We welcome your feedback at edit@gvpub.com. Follow For The Record on Facebook and X, formerly known as Twitter, too.

Kate Jackson, editor
In This E-Newsletter
E-News Exclusive

Information Blocking: It’s Time for Providers to Get in the Game

By Joe Licata

The release of information space continues to be a regulatory balancing act. For a number of years after HIPAA was enacted, the focus on protecting patient privacy was so strong that it led many people to think the “P” in HIPAA stands for privacy. (It doesn’t.) For the last several years, regulators have been keenly focused on expanding patient access. Now, information blocking (focus: access) is back in the news thanks to a new proposed rule related to provider-based disincentives.

Information blocking enforcement started with a focus on developers of health care IT, health information networks, and exchanges, with a June 2023 Final Rule that established penalties for that audience. Then in November, Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, along with CMS, issued a proposed rule that outlines disincentives for health care providers. So, if you’ve been watching all this from the sidelines as a provider because enforcement was focused elsewhere, that just changed. Now is the time to get in the game.

Other News
Claims Management Technology
HealthPayerIntelligence looks at technologies that can make it easier to manage and process claims, including software and health IT systems.

How Data Can Drive Personalized Health Care
According to a report in Medical Economics, data and digital health technology are the key to personalized health care. Data from mobile and connected devices paired with the use of advanced analytics can lead to earlier risk identification and more timely treatment.

Boosting Internet of Things Security
It takes more than HIPAA compliance to secure medical devices. Dark Reading discusses five strategies hospitals can take to improve security pertaining to connected devices.

Protecting Cloud Apps
According to reporting in Security Today, application programming interfaces (APIs) are the key means through which hackers create mayhem with cloud-based applications. Learn how API security is the starting point in securing cloud applications.
Ask the Expert
Have a coding or documentation question? Get an expert answer by sending an email to edit@gvpub.com.
Products & Services
Interactive Patient Experience Solution
pCare’s interactive patient experience solution helps health care providers engage, educate, and entertain patients across the care continuum. The pCare open platform integrates with existing EHR/EMR systems, patient portals, and mobile health applications to connect patients, families, and caregivers. Learn more »

Galen Healthcare Solutions and Harris Data Integrity Solutions Partner to Streamline EMR Transitions
A strategic offering between Galen Healthcare Solutions and Harris Data Integrity Solutions lets hospitals and health systems minimize data disruptions during EMR system transitions by engaging a single, Best-in-KLAS Services and Archival solution provider to unlock additional value and costs savings through Cleanup, Migrate, and Archive. Learn more »

Physician-Trained Clinical Artificial Intelligence Prebill Software
SmarterDx artificial intelligence helps organizations achieve full revenue integrity by reviewing more than 30,000 data points per chart before billing but after concurrent clinical documentation improvement and coding processes, helping hospitals safeguard millions in revenue leakage and ensuring that care quality is accurately represented. Learn more »
Current Issue
Data Usability Taking Root
The Sequoia Project has teamed with AHIMA in an initiative to help make data more useful.

Game On
Here are eight ways for providers to guard against the new era of payer denials.

Advertising Opportunities
Have a product or service you want to market to HIM professionals? Utilize the reach of For The Record Magazine to accomplish your marketing goals. Email our experienced account executives today at sales@gvpub.com or call 800-278-4400 for more information.

Facebook Twitter
© 2023 For The Record Magazine