Is the 21st Century Cures Act different from HIPAA? The answer is Yes!

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Is the 21st Century Cures Act different from HIPAA? The answer is Yes!

The 21st Century Cures Act is different from HIPAA in that it covers not just patient data access; but also clinical notes.

The 21st Century Cures Act requirement is different from those indicated in the HIPAA Privacy Rule because it requires patients to have “immediate access” to their digital data, such as via a patient portal.

The eight types of clinical notes that must be shared are outlined in the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) and include:
Consultation notes
Discharge summary notes
History & physical exam notes
Imaging narratives
Laboratory report narratives
Pathology report narratives
Procedure notes
Progress notes

Remember, billing with incorrect acupuncture CPT and ICD codes can lead to claim rejections and delays in payments, which can have a devastating impact on generating revenue and keeping you in business. 

If you are experiencing insurance claim denial, staff spending too much time trying to get claims paid, and patients asking why their claims have not been paid then American Acupuncture Council Network is your solution.

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