For information on updates to the general conventions of the 2017 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, see this previous article. In the following piece, we'll look at chapter-specific guidance.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the latest agency to slam HHS’ oversight of HIPAA in a report released September 26. The report was scathing in its criticism of HHS’ efforts to educate covered entities and business associate, develop and uphold technical security guidelines, and enforce compliance.
WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina, was ordered by a federal bankruptcy court to notify thousands of patients of a breach of protected health information (PHI). The court also ordered WakeMed to pay a $70,000 fine and offer affected individuals one year of free credit monitoring.