First, let's define what an EHR system is. An EHR (Electronic Health Record) System is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. One of the best parts of the EHR system is that it allows a patient’s information to be shared across all different types of healthcare settings.
The HIPAA Security Risk Assessment (also called Security Risk Analysis or SRA) is perhaps the most misunderstood, yet arguably the most important component of HIPAA compliance in your practice. The SRA is the cornerstone of your HIPAA program and will be requested by CMS in the event of a Meaningful Use audit.
Many cardiology physicians are choosing to own the their own cath labs. It provides an additional revenue stream and allows more control over patient care. While there are significant upsides to physician owned cath labs, the billing can prove to be challenging. In this post we’re going to address the top billing mistakes made and how to avoid them.