As healthcare providers, you are faced with a complex set of compliance requirements related to clinical care, operations and electronic health record management. You also need to be prepared for Medicare and Medicaid audits such as the RAC, MIC, and ZPIC.
From the Joint Commission to HIPAA to HITECH and others, maintaining compliance is a critical component to operating a successful practice.
APA's Center for Practice Improvement & Innovation (CPII) is here to be a resource to you and your office staff. This section on regulatory compliance is designed to arm you with the latest information and resources to ensure you are informed and prepared.
- HIPAA - An Overview
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known as HIPAA, was enacted on August 21, 1996, as an attempt to incrementally reform the healthcare system. This guide addresses how medical practices are affected by the administrative simplification regulations for privacy, security, and electronic transactions and code sets.
- Administrative Simplification Rules
- HITECH Act
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed into law on February 17, 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.
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