With the uncertainty and ever-changing policies and guidance related to COVID-19, healthcare providers are struggling to keep up with the recommendations while also providing care in a difficult situation.
One of the last national conferences held before COVID-19 began spreading, MGMA20: The Financial Conference shared critical information that's now more important than ever.
Peanut allergies are the second most common food allergy in children, occurring in about one in 50 kids. "There is no cure for peanut allergies other than avoidance, so families naturally have a lot of concern about accidental contact," says Weily Soong, MD, who practices with Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center.
Several years ago, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released Chronic Care Management (CCM) to assist in improving the quality of chronic illness care which should result in better patient outcomes.
Over the past several months, the Office for Civil Rights ("OCR"), the entity responsible for compliance with and enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations ("HIPAA"), has issued several notices (and hosted a few webinars/conference calls) regarding HIPAA enforcement in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.