HIPAA: Access to Records

By Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq. A key purpose of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is certainly to protect patient information. Another is to help ensure that patients have access to their health information. In fact, the Office of Civil...

CMS Hospice Payment Rate FY 2025 Proposal

By Kristin Rowan, Editor On March 28, CMS issued a new proposed rule to update Medicare hospice payments. Here’s what we know. The new proposed rule: Would change the existing hospice wage index Clarifies current policy related to the hospice “eletion...