Revenue Cycle News and Analysis

February 25, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks as how to use E/M risk assessments as part of a strategy to measure the level of compliance with laws, regulations, and internal policies and procedures.

February 26, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: When two conditions are both present on admission, both meet the definition to be the principal diagnosis, and are “equally treated,” my understanding is that the condition does not have to be "equally treated" in the sense of duration/frequency. Is this correct?

February 26, 2021
Case Management Monthly

Ellen, a case manager, works more than 40 hours every week on-site at her hospital. This has been her schedule since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic restrictions were put in place. She is a single mother and decides, despite the virus risk, to work as many hours as possible.

February 25, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: Is it permissible to store paper patient records in a public storage unit? If so, do the storage units need to use specific safeguards to be HIPAA compliant?

February 25, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks as how to use E/M risk assessments as part of a strategy to measure the level of compliance with laws, regulations, and internal policies and procedures.

February 24, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include new items added to the OIG work plan, a download link for HCPCS codes which are excepted from the lab date of service policy, a new program instruction sheet for monoclonal antibodies used to treat COVID-19, and more!

February 24, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: What are the best strategies for case managers working with patients who have dealt with past trauma?

February 24, 2021
HIM Briefings

Regular monitoring and internal auditing are critical to ensure compliance throughout the revenue cycle and protect revenue integrity. Consider the different strategies that can be applied to documentation and chart audits, coding audits, and more.

February 24, 2021
Medicare Web

Automating claim transaction saved the healthcare providers, including medical and dental providers, and payers $122 billion in 2019–2020 and moving to fully electronic transactions could yield an additional $16.3 billion in savings, according to the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare Inc. 2020 Index.

February 23, 2021
Medicare Web

HHS acting Secretary Norris Cochran declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the state of Texas on February 17 as a result of the recent winter storms.

February 22, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: During the public health emergency, are outpatient therapy services provided to a patient located in their home or a clinic billed in the same way as outpatient therapy services provided to a patient whose home has been designated a provider-based department (PBD)?

February 22, 2021
Briefings on HIPAA

Q: Do companies such as FitBit (and others that sell wearable devices that track and store health information) need to abide by HIPAA regulations? Should I be concerned with how these companies are viewing and sharing my health information?

February 22, 2021
Medicare Web

CMS recently added a half dozen codes to the list of services that