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Poor Records Management May Lead to OIG Exclusions

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has broad authority to exclude a healthcare organization from participating in federal healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid). Although exclusions commonly arise from violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, there are many other...


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Take Two Updates and Call Me in the Morning; an AIIM 2014 Presentation

Missed AIIM 2014? Or did you just miss out on a session or three you wanted to see? In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing many of the presentations with you. Actionable advice and thought leadership brought to you by some of the smartest people in the information technology industry. John...

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Information - Does It Meet Your Needs, an AIIM14 presentation

Missed AIIM 2014? Or did you just miss out on a session or three you wanted to see? In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing many of the presentations with you. Actionable advice and thought leadership brought to you by some of the smartest people in the information technology industry. Robin...

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Fraud and Abuse are Bad – But Disease and Death are Worse

A January 8 story in The New York Times shone a bright light on the perils of implementation for electronic health records. “The report was critical of the lack of guidelines around the widely used copy-and-past function…available in many of the largest EHR systems. The...

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Patient Records - But Mine Is Special

Over the past few months, I have had the good fortune to speak at several events focused on healthcare. This is something I heard many times, “but mine is special”. The reference here was what the Reseller attendees were telling me they hear form their clients in relation to patient...

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From the mountain top

Or in this case from the Office of the President of the United States, a memorandum regarding the management of Government records citing the need for reformation of the policies, practices and framework that would bring about a more modern way to manage Government records. The joint memorandum...

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Paper: Why take the risk?

I was just reviewing the listings on the US Department of Health and Human Services website, citing patient information breaches affecting more than 500 individuals. At the time of this writing, there were 113 reported incidents. Of these, 35% were due to paper loss or mismanagement. Given the...

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Content Strategy for Healthcare (Webinar Oct 3)

Earley & Associates is hosting a webinar on Content Strategy for Healthcare organizations on Wednesday October 3rd at 1:00PM Eastern. Go here to register: http://www.earley.com/webinars/content-strategy-for-healthcare Here’s a brief summary of the webinar. ...

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Doctor it hurts when I do this

I know, and the punch line is well don’t do that, barump ching! In the case of patient records, what hurts or can hurt many is non-compliance to regulatory mandates, especially when something can be done to prevent it. This is an area where I can find 6 people who will say one thing and 6...

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No Cloud - No Healthcare

Did I get your attention? You are probably wondering how the cloud and healthcare are related. Well here is a little story based on real life experience. I am preparing for a trip outside the US – no surprise there – but this time I am required to get some vaccinations due to my...

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