Oaklawn Hospital, a healthcare provider in Marshall, Michigan, recently reported a security incident that potentially impacted 26,861 individuals, according to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) breach report.
Q: A patient with a history of hypertension sees a cardiologist for chest discomfort during exercise. The cardiologist completes an office visit and performs a cardiac stress test the same day. Would it be appropriate to report the visit using an E/M code with modifier -25?
Since the start of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, work has looked a little different for many case managers. “Most case managers that I know are working remotely at least half of the time,” says Diane Iverson, RN, BSN, BS, ACM, CCM, a case manager in the Baltimore area.
Q: In many school districts, children are required to complete immunizations before beginning school. Does a healthcare provider need to obtain consent from a parent to disclose proof of the student's immunization to the school district?
This week’s Medicare updates include the re-release of the October 2020 I/OCE quarterly data files, details on new COVID-19 reporting requirements for hospitals and critical access hospitals, and information on repayments for loans issued under the Accelerated and Advance Payment program at the beginning of the PHE.