Author Archives: Linda Allard

About Linda Allard

Linda Allard is the president of NEMT.

Here come the HIPAA audits

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) started phase 2 of the HIPAA audit program on March 21, 2016.  Phase 2 will primarily be desk audits but depending on what they find, there will be some on-site audits as well. The … Continue reading

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Medical scribes — from the patient’s perspective

I spent Christmas Eve in the emergency room with my father, which is stressful enough when you think about it. I should mention that my father was 88 years old and suffering from dementia, so just the trip to the … Continue reading

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Communication — from both sides of the healthcare relationship

Lately I have been dealing a lot with difficult medical situations and spending time in different facilities.  My father has been moved from his assisted/independent living facility to a hospital to a rehab facility and, finally, to a memory unit.  … Continue reading

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Whiteout – It’s not just correction fluid

I live on the East Coast and, as most everyone knows, we just had a major snow storm.  There was so much snow that it shut down everything, including the government. What it didn’t shut down were the medical facilities … Continue reading

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Audits to restart in 2016

With the start of 2016 in sight, those of us in compliance need to make sure we are ready for phase two of the audits as they will start in early 2016. The Offices of Health and Human Services of … Continue reading

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