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5 areas hospitals should examine when outsourcing medical records

If your hospital outsources any business function involving patients’ medical records, including billing or maintaining an electronic health records (EHR) system, your facility could face consequences if your business partners aren’t careful with patients’ protected health information (PHI). Here, Scott Byers, president of EDM Americas, lays out a five-step strategy hospitals can use with business partners […] [MORE]

Keep your money: RAC response team wins 88% of denials

  Don’t think you need a recovery audit contractor (RAC) response team? Maybe this will change your mind: According to the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) May 2012 RACTrac survey, the number of medical records requested from RAC auditors increased from 306,349 in the third quarter of 2011 to 447,523 records in the first quarter of […] [MORE]

Preventing medical identity theft: How doctors can help

Medical information is one of the most coveted pieces of data for cybercriminals, because medical identity theft is so lucrative. However, many patients aren’t familiar with the threat and aren’t taking steps to prevent it. 

Stolen medical records one of the most lucrative forms of ID theft

Breaches of patient health data are on the rise, and they’re not likely to slow down, as reports show health information is one of the most lucrative types of data for cybercriminals to steal.