CIPA eNews

With articles covering HIPAA violations, MACRA updates, coding clues, and more.

March 2020 >

Heart Disease and Hypertension, Coronavirus or COVID-19, 2020 PCMH Changes, Alzheimer's disease

December 2019 >

Year End Countdown: Quality Measures & PCMH, Save The Date for the First webinar of 2020!

October 2019 >

The Importance of Monitoring Supplemental Data, Domain 11: Self-Management Support, Coding Corner: Adolescent and Well Child Visits, and more.

Late SPRING 2019 >

Resource Stewardship Initiative, April Disease Awareness, Upcoming Webinars and Deadlines, PCMH Domain 4: Individual Care Management, Coding Corner, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and more.

SPRING 2019 >

National Heart Month, Controlling Blood Pressure Measure, Pharmacy - Controlled Substances Rule Set, Billing and Coding Webinar Schedule, New PCMH Interpretive Guidelines, Telehealth Survey, PCMH Domain 10: Linkage to Community Services, and more.

WINTER 2018 >

CMS Final Rule, Year-End Countdown, PCMH Domain 6 – Test Results, Tracking, and Follow-up, and more.

FALL 2018 >

Well Care Visits for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults; Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Domain 9 – Preventive Services; Medicare Advantage Diagnosis Incentive, and physician spotlight on Dr. John Kalenkewicz.

SUMMER 2018 >

Smoking and Tobacco Use;  Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Domain 8 – Electronic Prescribing; 
Diagnosis Closure Incentive Program For Medicare Advantage Plans

MAY 2018 >

Clinical Quality Initiatives (CQI) VBR, Disease Of The Month and Coding Corner - Controlling High Blood Pressure, How Do I Audit My Practice?, PCMH Domain 5 – Extended Access

MARCH 2018 >

Opioid Prescribing and New Michigan Laws; March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Colorectal Cancer Screening; Specialist Physicians and Value Based Reimbursement


PGIP Urgent Care Attribution Model Changes!; February is National Heart Month; Medication Review and Reconciliation; HEDIS Measure and Codes

JANUARY 2018 >

BCBSM & BCN Opioid Benefit Changes, New “Doctor Shopper” and “Triple Threat” Opioid Reports, Health Awareness for January – Cervical Cancer Screening, PCMH Domain 1: Patient Provider Partnership


New BCBSM Interpretive Guidelines in Carespective, Reporting Proper Antibiotic Use for Acute Bronchitis, Upper Respiratory Infections and Pharyngitis


Pros and Cons of Telehealth, Depression Screening:  Start the Conversation Today, Five Ways to Optimize Your EHR System, Equifax Data Breach Serves as an Important Reminder about HIPAA Compliance, Three Ways to Avoid MACRA Penalty You Can Do Today


Risk Assessment Can Help Determine Possibility of Opioid Abuse in Patients, Childhood Obesity and How to Discuss it with Your Patients, Ten Challenges in Health Care Big Data Analytics, Choosing the Right Envelope Can Prevent a HIPAA Violation

AUGUST 2017 >

Making Time for Well Child Visits and Immunizations, Why It is Important to Understand the Difference Between Standard and Non-Standard Data, Avoid HIPAA Violations When It Comes to Communicating to Patients

JULY 2017 >

Consider these Alternatives to Prescribing of Opioids for Pain Management, Five Things You Need to Know About Hospice and End of Life Care, How Your HIPAA Compliance Officer Protects Your Practice

JUNE 2017 >

Physician Spotlight:  Medical Advantage Helps Optimize Practice EHR System, Benefits of Implementing Chronic Care Management Plans, Men’s Health Awareness Strategies to get Men in for Check Ups, HIPAA Security: What We Learned from the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

MAY 2017 >

Help Your Patients Effectively Manage Asthma Symptoms this Spring, Key Tips for CPC+ eCQM Data Collection and Reporting, HIPAA Compliance Tips for Securing Laptops and Other Mobile Devices

APRIL 2017 >

Tips for Engaging Your Staff in Quality Improvement Activities, Adolescent Immunizations: Getting Parents and Teens on Board, Time to Make the Switch to a New EHR?, HIPAA Security: Tips for Protecting Your Practice from Cyber Attacks

MARCH 2017 >

A Clinical Integration Model That Worked: A Perspective from the Field, Focus Your Attention on Colon Cancer: Early Detection Can Save Lives, HIPAA Basics: Simple Tips to Protect Your Practice from Privacy Violations


Member Spotlight: Dr. Maria Adela Cordoba-Naguit, Promote Patient Med Adherence by Managing PDC, The Heart of the Matter: Prevention & Treatment of Heart Disease, How to Use Supplemental Data to Maximize Your Quality Scores

JANUARY 2017 >

HIPAA Basics: Real-Life HIPAA Violations and Compliance Tips to Protect Your Practice, Focus Your Attention on Cervical Cancer Screening, eClinicalWorks EHR: Getting the Most from Your EHR Investment


HIPAA Basics: HIPAA Violations and Penalties for Non-Compliance, Focus Your Attention on Chronic Kidney Disease – Prevention and Detection, Optimize the EHR: Better Workflow Means Better Work-Life Balance


CMS Announces New Opportunities for Clinicians, HIPAA Basics: Covered Entities, Reach Out to Your Diabetic Patients This Month to Promote Good Health!

OCTOBER 2016 >

MACRA Resources at Your Finger Tips!, Patient Self-Management Support: Empowering Your Patients as Active Participants in their Care, HIPAA Basics: Business Associate Agreements, Turn Your Awareness to Breast Cancer Screening this Month


An Introduction to HEDIS: What You Need to Know,Four Steps Your Office Can Take Today to Prepare for MACRA

AUGUST 2016 >

Prepare Now for Your HIPAA Meaningful Use Audit, Four Critical Steps in Implementing a New EHR System, Proper Coding is Key to Increased Reimbursement and Practice Compliance

JULY 2016 >

Independent Practices Must Act Now to Win in MACRA, The Importance of Accurate Documentation, HIPAA Compliance Officers Now Liable for Any Non-Compliance

JUNE 2016 >

Registered Dietitians: Key Players on Today's Primary Care Team, The Importance of HCC Risk Score: No Dollar Left Behind!