The Final Rule brought many changes to the game. In order to be fully compliant, there are some specific things Covered Entities need to have in place.
Can we, as mental wellness practitioners strike a balance between respecting client privacy and providing convenient quality care?
Probably the hottest topic is the expansion of the definition of Business Associate and the clarification of the Conduit Exception.
The ensuing investigation resulted in HONI agreeing to pay a $50,000 settlement to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR). It’s important to note that the fine wasn’t a direct result of the breach.
One of the strongest selling points of an EMR/EHR or Practice Management System, is the potential for huge time savings. When well programmed and structured, most tasks can be completed in these systems through pull down menus and mouse clicks.