Revenue Cycle News and Analysis

April 8, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor explores changes to rural health clinic (RHC) reimbursement as a result of provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act

April 15, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: Is it safe to immediately shred charts that have been scanned into the electronic medical record system? Should we keep a paper backup?

April 14, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include proposed rules for the inpatient psychiatric facility prospective payment system, skilled nursing facility prospective payment system, and the hospice payment rate update.

April 14, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: One of the biggest challenges for case management directors is gaining the physician’s cooperation with documentation as they continue to face high patient volumes. What approaches should be taken to get physicians on the same page as case management directors?

April 14, 2021
Medicare Web

CMS should rescind denials recently issued to certain off-campus provider-based departments (PBD) that applied for the mid-build exception under the 21st Century Cures Act, the AHA said in a March 25 letter to CMS.

April 14, 2021
HIM Briefings

Hospitals are applying high reliability traits to drive improvement in new departments. Learn how to apply these methods to leverage CDI as a quality improvement function.

April 13, 2021
Medicare Web

Hacking incidents in healthcare increased dramatically as organizations dealt with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic throughout 2020, according to a recent report from Protenus, a Baltimore-based healthcare analytics company.

April 12, 2021
Medicare Web

Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Winchester, Nevada, submitted Medicare claims for rehabilitative services that did not comply with Medicare billing requirements, resulting in an estimated $23.6 million in overpayments submitted over a two-year period, according to an April Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.

April 12, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: How does CMS calculate payments to rural health clinics (RHC) subject to the all-inclusive rate (AIR)?

April 12, 2021
Briefings on HIPAA

As ransomware attacks and phishing attempts persist in the age of the coronavirus (COVID-19), healthcare organizations have correctly poured many resources into combatting these attacks. However, as always, cybercriminals are finding new ways to access protected health information (PHI).

April 9, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: We have a patient admitted for COVID-19 who is now showing signs of cytokine release syndrome (CRS). Can you give our team more information on symptoms or clinical indicators for CRS as well as any ICD-10-CM coding advice?

April 9, 2021
Case Management Monthly

End-of-life and palliative care are growing areas of focus for many case managers due to the aging U.S. population. One important aspect of this care is related to pain management.

April 8, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor explores changes to rural health clinic (RHC) reimbursement as a result of provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act