This supplement takes the guesswork out of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It explains HIPAA in simple terms and puts it in the setting of the physician's office. Covering Title I, Health Insurance Reform, and Title II, Administrative Simplification, this guide emphasizes the importance of compliance with HIPAA and describes the repercussions if a practice does not comply. It also dispels some of the myths surrounding HIPAA. Taking compliance one step further, it also describes the importance of complying with the fraud and abuse policy of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). This guide is especially useful for insurance billers and medical coders.
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