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HIPAA Violation Penalties

12 Nov

HIPAA stands for health insurance portability and accountability act. The act provides federal protection for personal health information held by covered entities and rights with respect to that information. Violations are imposed by high penalties.

HIPAA Violation Penalties

HIPAA Violation Penalties

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The high cost of eating disorders

11 Sep

It includes some pretty troubling statistics, too. For example, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness—and anorexia causes 12 times more deaths in young women aged 15 to 24 than any other illness.

The high cost of eating disorders

Of the 8 million Americans with eating disorders, 95 percent are between the ages of 12 and 25.

Source: The high cost of eating disorders

Medical Career Trends

30 Aug

Medical advancements

Medical Career Trends

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Doctors on Drugs

28 Aug

Increasing in costs each year, prescription pills are one of the most profitable and dominating industries in the nation, with annual sales in the hundreds of billions. Prescribed medications constitute a significant bulk of work that medical coders must transcribe.

doctors on drugs

Shockingly, the prescription pill industry uses questionable practices to increase their bottom line, and in turn, increase coding workload through unnecessary prescriptions. Though pharmaceutical companies have long-earned a reputation for wooing doctors with gifts, bribes, and incentives, it was only revealed in recent years that they’ve also been paying doctors huge sums of money to promote certain products ‚Äì and doctors are taking up on these offers. These pre-selected medications are not only violating a conflict of interest, but they can also be largely responsible for increases in patient and insurance costs: a doctor may feel obligated to prescribe an expensive “sponsored” medication over a cheaper alternative. This in turn, is reflected on the overall rising cost of healthcare, which unfortunately, is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Source: Doctors on Drugs