Avoiding Privacy Pitfalls in Medical Management: When the Provider is the Employer
Can a healthcare organization that acts as both employer and provider create, operate, and maintain a medical management program successfully – without running afoul of privacy legislation?
The answer is yes, and while the security of protected health information (PHI) is a concern for employers, there are practical ways to make a compliant medical management program a reality. Internal medical management programs have exceptional rewards if implemented correctly, containing costs for a health plan's high-risk and high-cost members.
To execute a successful and compliant medical management program, we explore three principles: strong privacy policies to prevent violations of HIPAA, a communication strategy that builds employees' confidence and engagement, and sourcing the right elements to reinforce privacy controls. To read the full white paper, click the “Download PDF” button.