HIPAA Compliance Requires Coding, Processes Update

As the deadline for HIPAA 5010 compliance approaches—requiring migration from ICD-9 to ICD-10—the big question on everyone's tongue is: what's the greatest path to compliance and efficiency? For payer organizations, this will result in increased enrollments, claims processing, customer service requirements, and operational challenges.

4 comments on "HIPAA Compliance Requires Coding, Processes Update"
Linda Walker (10/19/2010 at 9:59 AM)

What carriers do you know outsource overseas? I've worked for 3 of the top 5. And as for HIPAA compliance, how do US entities make sure offshore entities ARE HIPAA compliant? do they rely on them just saying it's so? Are compliance officers from the US positioned overseas? Other countries do NOT have to adhere to HIPAA compliance. HIPAA compliance is the liability of the US entity!
catherine.woods (10/13/2010 at 1:52 PM)

Hi Linda, Most health care insurance companies already offshore most claims and provider data management. There are specific data security protocols that are used to safeguard the data to ensure the all HIPAA requirements are maintained. Does your practice work with a claims clearing house? Thanks, Cathy
Jeremy Engdahl-Johnson (10/12/2010 at 12:10 PM)

There's no way to eliminate the risk and uncertainty of the move to ICD-10, but there are four steps organizations can take throughout ICD-10 implementation to manage the risk. More at http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=2420
Linda Walker (10/12/2010 at 8:46 AM)

You had me completely with this article until mentioning "offshore" as any type of a benefit to US medical practices. You failed to mention the compliance pit-falls of offshore outsourcing which could make a big impact on US medical practices. Since the article was HIPAA compliance, I would have thought that would be an IMPORTANT mention in regards to offshore outsourcing and safe-guarding of US Practices. Linda Walker


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