Q: Can a hospital bill for a nutritionist and a dietitian deliver diabetes self-management training (DSMT) via telehealth on a UB claim? Nutritionists and dietitians are on the list of distant site practitioners, although registered nurses are not.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on April 2 that it will not impose penalties for violations of certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information sharing.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 31 published ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), effective April 1 through September 30.
Healthcare facilities across the world are faced with myriad challenges as they aim to diagnose and treat cases of COVID-19. HHS and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have instituted several changes during the nationwide public health emergency, some of which modify HIPAA laws and directly impact healthcare organizations around the country.
It’s Monday morning and case manager Kim is sitting in her office. She starts her day by printing her patient care unit census. She reads through each of the patient names on the census when one catches her attention.
Q: Is there is any guidance on ICD-10-CM reporting for screening for COVID-19? For example, a patient was admitted with pneumonia and the physician documented “COVID-19 screening completed–NEGATIVE.” Would it be appropriate to assign ICD-10-CM code Z11.59 (encounter for screening for other viral diseases) for this?
This week’s Medicare updates include a new process for survey activities during the current public health emergency, the passage of the CARES Act, an FAQ on the OIG’s new telehealth policies, and more!