Pandemic Surge Expected to Add Chaos to HIPAA Claims
Let’s start with a basic question: are you affiliated with a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entity? If so, remember, such entities must comply with standards for electronic transactions, not just privacy.
When you’re asked about your vaccine status, do you claim a HIPAA violation? Is your vaccine status only your business, and no one else’s? If not, whose business is it, really? Is it your employers’ business, or that of the airline or cruise ship company through which you’re booking a trip?
With the recent surge in the coronavirus pandemic, brought about by the new Delta variant, as odd as it may seem to some, more and more people are claiming a HIPAA violation when asked about their vaccine status.
Reporting on this latest coronavirus conundrum during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Terry Fletcher, a nationally recognized professional physician coder and auditor.
The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:
- Coding Report: Laurie Johnson, senior healthcare consultant with Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, will have the Talk Ten Tuesdays Coding Report, along with the broadcast’s weekly Listeners Survey.
- News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
- TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will report on a subject that has caught her attention during her popular segment.
- Town Hall: Your questions will be answered live during this special interactive broadcast.