Revenue Cycle News and Analysis

July 9, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses common questions related to patient status billing issues.

July 10, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Health disparities have received plenty of attention lately, and for good reason. These differences, which exist among various groups in the United States, can affect everything from readmission rates to health outcomes and are often the result of environmental, social, and economic factors.

July 10, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Irene, an expert medical case manager, is worried about her mother, Sadie, who is 87 years old with severe cardiovascular disease and mild-to-moderate dementia. Sadie lives in an assisted living facility. Clearly, she belongs to the group identified as being the most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

July 9, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: OCR has announced that it will waive enforcement discretion for HIPAA violations that occur at COVID-19 community-based testing sites. The agency did, however, indicate that reasonable safeguards should be implemented. What are your safeguard recommendations for a testing site that is constructed in a parking lot?

July 9, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses common questions related to patient status billing issues.

July 8, 2020
Medicare Web

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging CMS to delay the effective date of the Hospital Price Transparency Requirements final rule.

July 8, 2020
HIM Briefings

CDI teams have had to adapt quickly to rapid changes. Understand how CDI leaders have modified practices to support their organizations, their teams, and their communities.

July 8, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the release of the 2021 ICD-10-CM code set files, a proposed decision memo regarding expanded coverage of a transcatheter mitral valve repair procedure, revisions to the July 2020 OPPS update, and more!

July 8, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: How has the 2-midnight rule been impacted by waivers issued during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? What changes should case managers be aware of?

July 7, 2020
Medicare Web

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced in late June that it reached an early case resolution with the state of Tennessee regarding the state’s crisis standards of care (CSC) protocol.

July 6, 2020
Medicare Web

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) posted the fiscal year (FY) 2021 ICD-10-CM final code changes last week. There were no changes to the proposed list of 490 new, 47 revised, and 58 invalidated codes that were released in the proposed FY 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule. 

July 6, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA
July 6, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Some of our physicians who ordinarily provide services in our provider-based department (PBD) are now providing services to patients in our relocated PBDs, including patients' home. Are we allowed to bill an originating site fee in these circumstances?