Archive for October 11th, 2015

Measuring Change

Sunday, October 11th, 2015


QUESTION: How do we know we are doing much better this year than last year?

ANSWER: What was this year is last year plus or minus this year’s changes.

If change is the only constant why do we need to measure it? You don’t know if something is better if you didn’t now how to measure what it was before. 

Source: Unknown

HIPPA Audits To Begin

Sunday, October 11th, 2015


Source: DK Pruitt

 “United States: OCR Confirms HIPAA Audits To Begin in Early 2016 – Forced to respond to a stinging audit report recently released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) that found less than effective enforcement of the HIPAA privacy standards, HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will commence its long-awaited HIPAA audits in early 2016.” By James E. Bowers for Mondaq, October 9, 2015

 “EHRs provide long-term savings, convenience.” (No byline, ADA News, December 6, 2013).

The 16 Most Absurd ICD-10 Codes

Sunday, October 11th, 2015


Sucked into a jet engine, survived, then sucked in again? First of all, that really, really sucks. Second of all, this patient is obviously Wolverine, and should be detained for imaging and posterity.


Forest Park Medical Center San Antonio Property Owner Files Bankruptcy

Sunday, October 11th, 2015


“….the filing was attributed, at least in part, to financing challenges and insurance company curtailment of payments to facilities that have traditionally operated as out-of-network providers….”


Take Command Health, Zane Benefits Partner to Serve Small Businesses in Texas

Sunday, October 11th, 2015


Take Command Health, a Texas-based startup dedicated to helping individuals choose and save on their health insurance, is partnering with Zane Benefits to provide Texas businesses with fewer than 50 employees with health benefits products and services.