We would like to thank everyone who has visited our blog this month and joined us for our online series about some of the more particular aspects of healthcare reform, particularly our HIPAA 5010 posts.

We understand that this topic is extremely expansive, and will come back to visit it again in the future through some of our other posts. Indeed healthcare reform has already began to impact the industry, and will continue to do so in the future. Compliance in healthcare will be impacted, relationships with payers will be affected, and, as we have shown previously,  there will be more of an emphasis on fraud and abuse prevention. September is just around the corner and has been designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) as Healthcare Fraud Prevention and Awareness Month. We think that this is an excellent time to shift gears and look at the topic of fraud and abuse prevention and awareness.  We hope that you will join us again this week as we continue to explore relevant healthcare topics, and engage in conversations with you, our viewers.

In the meantime please feel free to check out this video to become acquainted with the basics of what healthcare fraud is: What is Healthcare Fraud


And watch this campaign for fraud and abuse prevention for some interesting statistics on how fraud is impacting healthcare costs:

Until next time!