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Sample agreement covers provisions in new HIPAA rule

Sample agreement covers provisions in new HIPAA rule

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As they work to comply with the omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rule published on Friday, long-term care providers can refer to a sample business associate agreement released recently by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.

'Overzealous' investigators undermining anti-fraud efforts, report finds

'Overzealous' investigators undermining anti-fraud efforts, report finds

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The government often hires "overzealous" investigators to detect fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid billing practices, a new report alleges. These examiners often target technical errors instead of unscrupulous practices, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's brief asserts.

SNF rehab claims scrutinized more than ever, expert says

SNF rehab claims scrutinized more than ever, expert says

Nursing home administrators who can't substantiate every minute of rehab therapy delivered in their building leave themselves open to increasingly common audits and surveys, a top MDS 3.0 expert said Tuesday.

Questionable therapy practices could put operators to the test

Questionable therapy practices could put operators to the test

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Ready to take the therapy services quiz? The good news is that it only has one question and it's multiple choice. But you don't want to fail. Ready?