Bill Gillette is a freelance writer based in Cleveland.
For whom the NPI tolls: Deadline for HIPAA compliance closes inNovember 1st 2006
The deadline draws near for the healthcare industry to comply with one of the final regulations mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the ongoing industrywide effort to get all arms on the same electronic page.
When Jeff Miles stepped into the presidency of the California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU) last July, he also stepped directly into a political storm. The financially strapped state's electorate was about to recall former Gov. Gray Davis and later elect the action-hero-turned-activist Arnold Schwarzenegger.