Breaches Affected 390,000 Patients - Avoid Penalties by Ensuring HIPAA Compliance
The whole world collectively is probably facing the biggest crisis it has in decades. The coronavirus pandemic is raging across the world, and as of this moment, it has infected almost 6 million people globally. The whole world is abandoned, the brightest minds are clueless, and scientists are racing against time to find a viable cure to this deadly virus.
Patient Identification in Healthcare Must be Accurate for CMS Compliance
Patient identification in healthcare, especially in the US, has always been problematic. Just look up patient identification errors on the web - you will be bombarded with numerous articles about how they plague the US healthcare system, why they still exist, and why they are so prevalent. Talks happen every year regarding the unique patient identifier (UPI), which might effectively solve the issues once and for all, but it has been around two decades since healthcare organizations have been clamoring for a UPI. However, ensuring patient identification is more crucial than ever for CMS compliance - but how are they related? Let’s look at why patient misidentification is so prevalent, what are its consequences, why CMS compliance requires proper patient identification, and how providers are identifying their patients.