Discussions, presentation, and webinars regarding HIPAA regulations are usually addressed from the perspective of what the regulations entail, the necessity of compliance with the regulations, and the consequences of neglect or non-compliance.
Howard Jones has been an independent consultant to physicians and hospitals since 1980. He has provided services related to practice management and regulatory compliance issues, selection of billing/EMR systems, and the design of EMR templates for practices and EMR vendors. He has focused on providing services related to healthcare regulations since 1992. He is the author of a 1992 manual called the Physicians’ Medicare Coding/Documentation Guide. This publication served as the handout for a training seminar he developed to assist physicians in learning how to be compliant with the new E&M coding and documentation guidelines introduced in 1992. He has also been a contributor to other health care business publications, including:
He has authored training seminars and conducted them hundreds of times for physicians and hospitals across the country. These seminars included:
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He is currently the President of his consulting businesses – HJones & Associates LLC, a consulting business that provides services to both the healthcare and business world.