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June 22, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's note discusses the Social Security Number Removal Initiative, or SSNRI. 

June 26, 2017
Briefings on HIPAA

This month's security Q&A answers readers' questions about accounting of disclosures, providing information to marketing departments, unencrypted emails, and terminating BAAs.

June 26, 2017
Medicare Web

We have trouble billing multiple units of injections and infusions—mostly CPT add-on codes 96375 (injection, each additional sequential intravenous push of a new substance/drug) and 96376 (injection, each additional sequential intravenous push of the same substance/drug provided in a facility)—that are done during observation stays and exceed the medically unlikely edits number. What is the correct way to bill these and get paid?

June 26, 2017
Medicare Web

The release of the Quality Payment Program proposed rule introduced virtual groups as a way to reduce burden on small practices and clinicians. While the MACRA legislation laid out the initial concept of virtual groups, this proposed rule revealed many more details about how virtual groups will function. 

June 23, 2017
Medicare Web

State-sponsored hackers may be planning to exploit multiple Microsoft vulnerabilities to launch large-scale attacks against healthcare organizations, HHS warned.

June 23, 2017
Medicare Web

Q: When multiple procedures are performed, is it appropriate to charge an additional set-up fee? For example, a facility performs a colonoscopy and an esophagogastroduodenoscopy, which took a total of 20 minutes in the procedure room. The facility charged two set-up fees plus an additional five minutes of OR time. Would this be considered a duplicate charge?

June 23, 2017
Case Management Monthly

The ED will soon no longer serve as the welcome mat for the community because the role of the entire hospital in the continuum of healthcare services is going through rapid transformation.

June 22, 2017
Medicare Web

CMS has spoken repeatedly of easing the burden for providers this spring, and the agency’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule released June 20 attempts to do that for small practices and other clinicians.  

June 22, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's note discusses the Social Security Number Removal Initiative, or SSNRI. 

June 22, 2017
Medicare Web

Q: Can we send patient records to an out-of-state physician's office without the patient's written consent?

June 21, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's Medicare updates include OIG Work Plan updates; the annual ICD-10-CM code update; new information on how providers can to get ready for new Medicare Cards; and more!

June 21, 2017
Medicare Web

Q: How do ED case management roles differ from those on other units?

June 21, 2017
HIM Briefings

Accurate clinical documentation is the bedrock of the legal medical record, billing, and coding. It is also the most complex and vulnerable part of the revenue cycle.