With reimbursement gains whittled down by CMS' attempt to remedy unlawful cuts to 340B drug payments, complying with updated Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) policies is key to protecting reimbursement. Take a closer look at CMS' latest policies and ensure your organization is in compliance.
One day, a woman came into the hospital after sustaining a severe head injury in an ATV accident. She was brought to the U.S. by her parents, who had not gone through proper legal channels to enter the country.
Vaccine administration is a routine part of healthcare services, so it's important to know how to correctly code for them. Brush up on coding guidance for vaccines to ensure you're up to speed on the latest rules.
When it comes to HIPAA compliance, there’s always something new to learn. In 2022, Paubox, a security provider, reported more than 3 million people were affected by breaches involving electronic medical records.
Determining the principal diagnosis is a basic function of CDI review and critical to prioritizing subsequent reviews, but is often a challenging process and requires careful consideration and interpretation of regulatory guidance and collaboration with coding professionals. Use these tips to ensure your CDI and coding teams are on the same page.