The pMD Blog

Welcome to the
pMD Blog...

where we cover interesting and relevant news, insights, events, and more related to the health care industry and pMD. Most importantly, this blog is a fun, engaging way to learn about developments in an ever-changing field that is heavily influenced by technology.

This week in health care (9/4/15)

Here's What You May or May Not Have Missed This Week:

• An Indiana-based oncology group got hit with a $750,000 HIPAA violation fine this week for a breach reported back in 2012. Cancer Care of Indiana reported a breach of PHI to the Office of Civil Rights after an unencrypted laptop was stolen from the car of an employee. The Office for Civil Rights performed an investigation on the group and discovered that even before the breach Cancer Care was in "widespread non-compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule. Source

• Approximately half of U.S. states will not submit ICD-10 codes on workers’ comp claims on October 1. Twenty-one states currently have ICD-10 regulations, and four more states have regulations pending. The mandated transition to ICD-10 this October does not apply to state-level workers’ comp programs. Source

• Starting next week, providers in Texas will be able to receive reimbursement for conducting telemedicine visits with Medicaid-enrolled children while they're in school. The children's parent or guardian must give consent for the visit, and a health professional or school nurse must also be present with the patient during the session. The law will allow Dallas-based Children's Health to be able to sustain their growing school-based telemedicine program, which serves 57 schools in north Texas. Source

On The Front Lines:

Continuing its downward trend over the last two quarters, Apple lost 0.05 percent to Android in net mobile devices this past week. Apple’s upcoming press event, scheduled for September 9, is expected to include debuts for an iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4. The iPad Pro is said to be a MacBook-sized tablet geared toward enterprise use.


iOS: 89.87%
Android: 10.13%

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care alongside the front lines of the iOS-Android wars among pMD's physician charge capture users. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news.
ACA Account Management ACI Advancing Care Information AHCA AHRQ AI Alternative Payment Model Android API Apple Artificial Intelligence Audit BCRA Best Place to Work Big Data bootcamp BPCI BPTW Bundled Payments Care Communities care coordination Care Navigation Care Team Career Fair CDC Charge Capture Charge Capture App Charge Capture Software Charge Capture Solution Charge Capture Statistics Charge Lag CHIP CIO Clinical Communication Clinical Data Registry Clinically integrated network CMS Communication Company Culture Conferences Connected Health Record culture custom reports Customer Interaction customer success customer support Customers cybersecurity Developer DHHS Dialysis discharge instructions EHR Electronic Charge Capture Encryption epidemic Expansion FDA FHIR Flu fundamentals GI GI Outlook Goals Health Care Health Care Technology Health Care Web Health Information Exchange Health Record Healthcare HIE HIPAA hipaa compliant communication hipaa compliant communication platform HIPAA-Compliant HL7 Home dialysis Hospital Census Hospital Communication IA ICD-10 ICD-11 Implementation Improvement Activities interoperability iOS iOS 8 iOS7 iPad iPhone iPhone 6 Lead Generation length of stay MACRA Medical Billing Medical Errors Medical Software Medicare Mentorship Messaging Messaging with Patients MGMA MIPS MIPS Registry mobile Mobile App Mobile Charge Capture Mobile EHR Mobile Health Mobile Messaging Mobile security Mobile Technology Modern Healthcare Native App news NIH OCM Oncology Care Model opioid crisis Patient Patient App Patient Care Patient Chat Patient Communication Patient Engagement Patient Generated Health Data Patient Handoff Software Patient Information Patient Safety Patient Visits Patient-Centric pmd pMD Team population health Population Health Management PQRS Product Development Productivity Promoting Interoperability QCDR Quality Scoring Recruiting Recruitment Reimbursement Remote Work reports Residents Responsibility ROI Sales Secure Data Secure Messaging Secure Messaging Video Secure Text Messaging Security Audit SF Biz Times SOC 2 success support TCM Teamwork technology telehealth Telemedicine Text Messaging texting Travel Upgrades VA Value-based care Video Calling Video chat video conferencing Wearable Device wearing many hats Web App Work From Home