If a provider is sued for medical malpractice, an improper alteration of the patient’s medical record may very well destroy his or her ability to defend the case. This is true even if the medical care in question was entirely appropriate.
Hospitals aren’t the only facilities at risk. Private practices, which typically do not have onsite IT personnel, are vulnerable to ransomware and other attacks by hackers.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that would reimburse physicians for discussions they have about end-of-life care.
It can be quite unsettling to have a government investigator appear unannounced in your office demanding copies of patient records or even an interview with you or your office staff.