Health Law & Policy

HIPAA breach: Secure data and prevent fines nowMany private practices lack written policies and procedures for data security and haven’t done a security risk assessment. Here's how to secure your practice.
Safeguarding your medical practice from HIPAA violationsYou may know about HIPAA, but what are you doing about it? Here's some insight and three key strategies to protect your practice from a violation.
ICD-10's financial impact before and after Oct. 1ICD-10 affects many areas of your practice but none as important as your bottom line. Here's what to expect prior to and after the Oct. 1 transition.

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PCMH accreditation: Is it worth it?As more physicians consider whether transitioning to a patient-centered medical home model is right for their practice, experts weigh in on the benefits—and challenges—of making it official.
Making care transitions work as an outpatient-only physicianFewer physicians are juggling outpatient and inpatient duties, yet the care coordination and transition processes are under greater scrutiny than ever. Here’s how to make them work.
ICD-10: Defeat the deadlineWith less than three months remaining until the conversion to the ICD-10 coding system, your planning should be well under way. Whether you are at the early stages or in the home stretch, here are some strategies to be prepared.

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King v Burwell: What's next for physicians?The Supreme Court's ruling doesn't necessarily mean that the Affordable Care Act remains as-is, according to our panel of healthcare experts.
The Definitive Guide: How to Prepare for an EHR SwitchWith demands of the ICD-10 crossover, Meaningful Use requirements and increasing financial stress on the private practice, the relationship with an EHR vendor can be complex one and so is the rationale for making a switch.
Physicians are not ready for ICD-10: Here's whyAn exclusive Medical Economics poll finds that physicians are still experiencing considerable roadblocks in ICD-10 preparations
Three medical billing strategies to counter ICD-10Prepare now to fight off lost revenue due to denied claims once ICD-10 becomes a reality with these three medical-billing best practices.

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