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The term "compliance" encompasses a range of issues, from fraud and abuse to following requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and other entities.

Understanding compliance can seem overwhelming, but it's not: APTA and other organizations continually provide guidance that can help you practice safely.

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Understanding Compliance

Jan 7, 2020 / Article

Are You Hip to HIPAA?

Feb 1, 2019 / Column

Patient Protections

Mar 1, 2020 / Article

Reporting Fraud and Abuse

Mar 1, 2020 / Article

Health Information Technology and Patient Privacy

Oct 13, 2020

PTs and PTAs need to have a solid understanding of health IT privacy laws and regulations, as well as policies designed to improve patient access to their own records. This includes HIPAA as well as requirements related to information blocking and

Additional Compliance Content

Americans with Disabilities Act

Feb 3, 2020 / Article

To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability.

Proposed HIPAA Changes Increase Patient Access, Enhance Coordinated Care

Dec 15, 2020 / Review

HHS wants to make it easier for patients to access and share health records — and ease providers' administrative burden along the way.

Transparency Rule Ups the Game for Insurers

Nov 9, 2020 / Review

Consumers will have access to insurance cost information, including for many physical therapist services.

HHS Changes Course (Again), Allowing Providers to Keep More Relief Money

Oct 23, 2020 / News

The return to earlier reporting rules was accompanied by an expansion of the provider types that can apply for relief funds.

APTA Analysis: Complying With Information Blocking Rules

Oct 21, 2020 / Analysis

Requirements aimed at making electronic health information more accessible are likely to impact your practice.

Resources To Help You Comply With Information Blocking Rules

Oct 16, 2020 / Article

Federal requirements are aimed at increasing access to patient data. Providers need to understand what's expected of them.

HHS Releases Details on Provider Relief Fund Reporting

Sep 23, 2020 / News

If you received $10,000 or more in CARES Act relief funds from HHS, you are required to report on how you spent the money.

Definitions: Fraud, Abuse, and Waste

Sep 21, 2020 / Article

Review and understand the key terms of health care fraud, abuse, and waste to prevent and mitigate risks in your practice.

Commercial Payers and the Post-Pandemic Landscape

Jul 27, 2020 / Column

Trends are clear. Provider planning is essential.

Your Questions Answered

Dec 1, 2019 / Column

Use the information and resources here to get the details you need on regulatory compliance and related legal issues.