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June 13, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks at the progress CMS has made in reducing burden through the Patients over Paperwork initiative and explores potential topics for providers to comment on to drive additional improvement. 

June 17, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

It can be impractical for medical researchers to seek authorization from all the patients whose medical records are sought for a study. That’s why HIPAA allows researchers to use de-identified PHI from records without individual authorization.

June 14, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We have a patient who received a pancreas transplant for the treatment of diabetes. The patient was later admitted to the hospital for treatment of an unrelated kidney stone. Would I still need to assign the ICD-10-CM code for diabetes as a chronic condition based on the patient’s medical history?

June 14, 2019
Medicare Web

Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc., an Indiana-based medical records service has agreed to a $100,000 settlement with OCR and a $900,000 multi-state settlement with 16 state attorney general offices for a HIPAA breach that compromised the protected health information of approximately 3.5 million people.

June 14, 2019
Case Management Monthly

Hospitals are doing a better job at protecting patients from safety problems leading to deaths from accidents, infections, injuries, and medical errors, but there is still much room for improvement, according to the most recent Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report.

June 14, 2019
Medicare Web

Commercial and government payers track chronic conditions using Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC), and providers can track HCCs to better monitor and project reimbursement and compliance.

June 13, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: I work for a behavioral health recovery center, and many of our programs fall under 42 CFR Part 2, as we provide substance use services. Sometimes a referring agency follows up to ask if a client has scheduled an appointment. Can we confirm that a patient has made an appointment? Do referral appointments like this fall under PHI?

June 13, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks at the progress CMS has made in reducing burden through the Patients over Paperwork initiative and explores potential topics for providers to comment on to drive additional improvement. 

June 12, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What do I need to know about the Physician Payment Sunshine Act?

June 12, 2019
HIM Briefings

Inpatient rehabilitation facility documentation compliance is coming under scrutiny. Learn how you can improve processes, strengthen compliance, and avoid costly audits.

June 12, 2019
Medicare Web

On June 11, CMS published a Request for Information (RFI) as part of its Patients Over Paperwork initiative to collect public input on ways to reduce unnecessary administrative and regulatory burden.

June 12, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include an OIG review of a hospital’s skewed wage data, a court-ordered explanation on methodology for certain IPPS calculations, a memo on changes to timelines on investigations for deaths associated with restraint or seclusion, and more!

June 11, 2019
Medicare Web

New research from Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston claims three health interventions related to cardiovascular disease could extend the lives of 94 million people globally in the next 25 years.