Health Information Management

Train billing and coding staff members on HIPAA

Health Information Compliance Insider, September 1, 2008

Editor's note: This is the fifth and final article in a series highlighting HIPAA training needs and strategies for specific departments in your facility. Coding and billing staff members don't have much face-to-face interaction with patients, but their constant access to medical records and PHI makes them susceptible to HIPAA violations without proper training. So resist any urge you may have to skimp on HIPAA training for these important HIM staff members.

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