Revenue Cycle News and Analysis

November 19, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor addresses the billing, coding, and payment instructions Medicare recently released for potential COVID-19 vaccines and new antibody treatments. 

November 25, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include three new additions to the OIG Work Plan, a new webpage on billing and coding for COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment, a transmittal on the implementation of two new NUBC condition codes, and more!

November 25, 2020
HIM Briefings

A formal CDI program can address many of the challenges home health agencies face, but knowing how to start one isn’t easy. Consider these tips to create a focused home health CDI program.

November 25, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS finalized the long-awaited Stark Law final rule on November 20. The final rule includes significant changes to exceptions to the law as well as expanded guidance and clarification.

November 25, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: The 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule requires providers to transmit all records to Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) electronically. How can organizations make sure that they are in compliance if they’re not already?

November 24, 2020
Medicare Web

Bruce L. Boros, MD, PA, DBA Advanced Urgent Care, a healthcare provider in Key West, Florida, on November 6 reported a security breach that affected 58,823 individuals, according the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) breach report.

November 23, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: How much will Medicare pay for FDA-approved or emergency use authorized COVID-19 vaccines?

November 23, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS recently announced coding and payment information for the administration of the COVID-19 monoclonal antibody product, bamlanivimab.

November 23, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

Q: If we end a contract with a business associate (BA), does the BA need to provide us with assurance that all protected health information (PHI) has been destroyed? Is this something that should be written into the initial contract? What are the steps to take if the BA does not respond to requests to confirm deletion of PHI?

November 20, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Our coding team is having trouble understanding the different types of chronic respiratory failure (CRF) and knowing when to suspect its presence when it’s not specifically documented by our physicians. Can you please help us with this?

November 20, 2020
Case Management Monthly

The governor of a state that is considered to be an epicenter for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) makes a national appeal to physicians and nurses to assist his state during the pandemic. His state has almost 70,000 cases, and half of these cases are in one major city.

November 19, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: What type of information can be sent to patients via unencrypted email?

November 19, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor addresses the billing, coding, and payment instructions Medicare recently released for potential COVID-19 vaccines and new antibody treatments.