Doug’s wife drives him to the local hospital emergency department (ED) because he has been experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms for the past week. His symptoms started with a headache, a dry cough, muscle aches, and a low-grade fever of 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
Q: When dealing with a public health emergency, which disclosures are permitted to the media and which are not? Does HIPAA allow for any identifiable information to be disclosed to news organizations if the intention is to protect the public at large?
This week’s Medicare updates include new information on the Part D Senior Savings Model, updates to the FAQs on fee-for-service billing during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the release of the 2021 ICD-10-PCS code set, and more!
CMS packed some potentially game-changing proposals into a pared-down fiscal year (FY) 2021 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule. Understand how these proposals could have far-reaching implications for hospitals.
Q: Hospital case managers must constantly adapt to the conditions created by COVID-19 to best serve their patients. How can they create new ways of meeting patient and family needs during this pandemic?
The National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity’s (NAHRI) third annual Revenue Integrity Week (June 1–5) kicked off yesterday with the release of the State of the Revenue Integrity Industry Report and daily deals and drawings.