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October 18, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note explores the denials evaluation process and discusses items to consider when determining whether to appeal. 

October 19, 2018
Medicare Web

Patients of Lincoln Pulmonary & Critical Care in Lincoln, Nebraska, may have had personal and billing information exposed in a mailing mix-up.

October 19, 2018
Case Management Monthly

Learning objective

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

October 19, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: We have a patient admitted with a history of chronic heart failure (CHF) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who was admitted with volume overload due to acute kidney injury (AKI) and dialysis noncompliance. The AKI and volume overload resolved with hemodialysis treatment. How should we report this in ICD-10-CM?

October 18, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: Where can the policy be found that shows records can be destroyed as soon as they are scanned into the electronic medical record (EMR)? Would a hospital presume that it is acceptable to destroy paper records after they are scanned into the EMR if electronic storage media is legally acceptable for medical records in its state?

October 18, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note explores the denials evaluation process and discusses items to consider when determining whether to appeal. 

October 17, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a new national coverage analysis for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, an article on CMS actions in Hurricane Michael relief efforts, the release of the 2019 Star Ratings for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans, and more!

October 17, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: How as a case manager can I help stroke patients reduced the likelihood of readmission?

October 17, 2018
HIM Briefings

Follow in the footsteps of leading organizations and get the most out of your denial programs with these four steps.

October 16, 2018
Medicare Web

The United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Project (USALEEP) is a public health project measuring life expectancy at birth for nearly every neighborhood in the country. USALEEP data provide community health insights and show that not everyone has the same opportunity to be healthy where they live.

October 15, 2018

Findings from a retrospective study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore show that the number of upcoded cases for patients who underwent gastrointestinal surgeries increased over a ten-year period. Upcoded cases were also significantly correlated with higher inpatient costs.

October 15, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: How can we help our physicians improve their documentation of medical necessity?

October 15, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

After two delays, the revisions to Federal Policy for the Protection for Human Subjects (45 CFR 46), also known as the “Common Rule,” will now go into effect January 21, 2019.