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January 10, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines the initial implementation of CMS' new price transparency policy and tactics facilties have employed to comply with publicly posting a list of machine-readable standard charges. 

January 15, 2019
Medicare Web

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on January 8 that nearly $3 million in grants will be provided to 13 community health organizations across the state for programs that address the social determinants of health.

January 14, 2019
Medicare Web

Findings from a computational health informatics study recently published in Medical Care Research and Review suggest that provider connectedness is associated with reduced 30-day readmission rates for heart failure patients following hospital discharge.

January 14, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

The healthcare sector is a frequent target of cyberattacks due to the value of PHI, which is the target of financial identity theft and medical identity theft. To safeguard PHI, you need to know the differences among phishing, ransomware, and DoS attacks.

January 14, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: How can I identify a suspended claim? Is there anything that can be done to move a suspended claim forward?

January 11, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Considering the fiscal year 2019 update to the ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for Transfer procedures, how should we now report a pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap procedure in ICD-10-PCS?

January 11, 2019
Case Management Monthly

Many patients are making the shift from traditional Medicare plans to Medicare Advantage plans, and while these plans may have some advantages, they are also creating more headaches for case managers.

January 11, 2019
Medicare Web

A recent phishing attack against Network180, a mental health organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan, led to a data breach affecting approximately 2,200 patients.

January 10, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines the initial implementation of CMS' new price transparency policy and tactics facilties have employed to comply with publicly posting a list of machine-readable standard charges. 

January 10, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Does sharing the phone number of a physician who does not work in-house at a lab facility with a patient constitute a HIPAA violation?  

January 9, 2019
HIM Briefings

Prepare your hospital for 2019 accreditation surveys.

January 9, 2019
Medicare Web

CMS ramped up risk-sharing for accountable care organizations (ACO) in a final rule published December 31, 2018. The final rule makes changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program and will reduce the amount of time ACOs can stay in one-sided risk models.

January 9, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What kinds of technology should case managers be using to help them on the job?