Weekend update

Happy Easter! The Senate is out of town for another week and the House of Representatives has left DC for two week. Here is a link to the Week in Congress’s report on last week’s activities on Capitol Hill.

The American Health Information Management Association (“AHIMA”) has isssued a helpful toolkit on consumer engagement which is available here.

Here are a couple of follow-up points on recent posts:

  • Health Data Management reports why the addition of 5,600 ICD-10 codes in October may not be a heavy lift for HIPAA covered entities and their business associates. This will be the first regular ICD-10 update in five years. 
  • Health Data Management and Healthcare Informatics offer more details on the new round of HIPAA privacy and security rule audits being conduced by HHS’s Office for Civil Rights. This round will affect 200 covered entities and for the first time business associates.