OCR offers Patient Privacy: A Guide for Providers (login required), an educational program for health care providers on compliance with various aspects of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Physicians can earn free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and health care professionals will receive Continuing Education (CE) credits
HIPAA consultants are trained and have knowledge and expertise focusing on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA is a United States law that was created to provide guidelines for standards of privacy in the effort to protect patients' medical records as they may be provided to others within the health care industry. HIPAA consultants may work with and provide services to health-care professionals and managers, insurance providers, clinicians, physicians, pharmacies and acute-care professionals. Here are some helpful tips on how to become a HIPAA consultant. 

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The offer is key
The most important thing always comes down to your offer.
In other words, the only way to get doctors to pay attention to you – let alone respond – is to provide them with a very compelling value proposition, prove why they should choose you, and then give them an incentive to act now.

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About ICD-10

The ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets on October 1, 2015. ICD-10 consists of two parts:
  • ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding which is for use in all U.S. health care settings.
  • ICD-10-PCS inpatient procedure coding which is for use in U.S. hospital settings.
ICD-10 will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims:
  • Claims for services provided on or after the compliance date should be submitted with ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
  • Claims for services provided prior to the compliance date should be submitted with ICD-9 diagnosis codes.
The change to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures.th smart people who have unrivaled expertise within their respective fields.