We hear a lot of questions at Professional Medical Management Services: What is HIPPA? ICD-10? What happens to practices that don't comply with federal standards, even by mistake? As a new practice, are we missing something?
With more than 35 years of collective healthcare compliance experience, the ProMed Services team is prepared to offer answers to these frequently asked questions, and any other questions a practice, medical office employee, doctor, or staffer might have.
Find several FAQs listed below, but feel free to reach out to Dr. Varsha Shah and her qualified associates to get help with anything not touched on here.
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which the United States legislature passed in 1996 to set national standards for maintaining confidential patient information and allowing or restricting access to these records. The law applies to doctors' practices, medical offices, and anyone who works with these files and documents. ProMed Services helps its clients ensure compliance with the complex regulations put in place by the act.
The World Health Organization publishes a list of medical classifications known as the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, used to report diagnoses and procedures. The current version of the list is the 10th revision. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services set Oct. 1, 2015, as the deadline for U.S. practice compliance with this cataloging system. ProMed Services can audit a practice to assess its conformation to the latest codes.
ProMed Services can assist with all of these tasks and more.
Proactive auditing and monitoring as part of a successful compliance program identifies risks, optimizes business operations, and helps lower potential fines and penalties in a corporate integrity agreement, if necessary.
ProMed Services can develop an individualized program based on an organization's needs and available resources, with compliance solution services including:
Since compliance training creates compliance awareness, which in turn prevents or mitigates risks, it is a vital component of any medical-related organization's efforts to maximize security, patient safety, and practice accountability. ProMed Services offers training and education in:
ProMed Services can also help to design a training and education program, as well as work with an existing program to ensure it meets all of an organization's needs.
A thriving healthcare organization must successfully navigate the complexities of modern business and healthcare compliance requirements. Professional Medical Management Services specializes in consulting with practices to provide help with the physical office and staff, coding and billing training, software selection and setup, policy and procedure implementation, HIPAA and ICD-10 training, and more.