Healthcare Regulations

A. Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 1. Titles (there are only two) Title I: protects workers and their families from loss of coverage when they change or lose their job Title II: The Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions require establishment of national standards 2. Goals Records portability Reduce waste, fraud and abuse …

Healthcare Operations

Medical IT System Types Departmental System – serves only one department or domain Hospital-wide System – bring together systems of all departments Enterprise System – brings together multiple providers and locations External System – shared by multiple organizations to report data to regulatory agencies or for regional health networks   IT Project Management Project Managers: …

Healthcare Diagnostic and Treatment Coding

Coding HCPCS  Level II codes maintained by CMS alphanumeric medical diagnostic codes primarily non-physician services: ambulance, prosthetics items, supplies and non-physician services not covered by CPT-4 codes (Level I) one letter in the range A to V followed by 4 digits “The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS, often pronounced by its acronym as “hick picks”) …

EHR Systems and Security

compress ratio of TIFF, and JPG,  wireless WPA and WPA2 difference, Risk Assessment Required by HIPAA. Assess the risks to confidentiality, integrity and availability of EPHI.   Document Retention AHIMA – American Health Information Management Association lists recommendations (the “shoulds” below). HIPAA dictates a few “musts” below. Birth records should be kept forever. Xrays should …

Healthcare Organizations

Pay attention to HL7 codes Organizations Medicare Federal, a dept of HHS Serves over-65 and disabled Medicaid Federally monitored Run by states so has many names For low-income and eligible families Tricare For active-duty members of US military FEHB Federal Employee Health Benefits Program For federal employees, retirees and their families   Organization/Facilities Types Hospitals …

Healthcare Regulatory Bodies

Department of Commerce NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology Coordinates standards Coordinates infrastructure testing Improve EHR usability Extend healthcare’s reach through technology R&D Defines requirements of SLAs, but does NOT involve financial penalties for failure Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award HITECH Act NIST, ONC and HITSP (Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel, a public/private …

CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Certification

63531 Healthcare IT Technician Course/Class Number: 63531/59724 Class Title: 63531 Healthcare IT Technician, Section SPA Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; 3 sessions starting April 14, 2014, ending April 18, 2014 Text: CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician HIT-001 Authorized Cert Guide, Joy Dark and Jean Andrews, 2012 Objectives Understand regulatory requirements Know healthcare terminology/acronyms …