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November 16, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week’s note is the third in a series of articles examining coding, billing, and payment rules for rural health clinics.

November 22, 2017
Medicare Web

Q: What's a tool my staff can use to measure patient activation?

November 22, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include an advisory opinion on using network hospitals for inpatient stays; annual updates to HCPCS codes used for home health consolidated billing and the therapy code list; the removal of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (topical application of oxygen) from an NCD; and more! 

November 22, 2017
HIM Briefings

This month's Q&A answers readers' questions on requests for information, business associate agreements, and the Notice of Privacy Practices.

November 21, 2017
Medicare Web

Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can lead to decreased healthcare claims and out-of-pocket costs for low-income adults, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine study.

November 20, 2017
Briefings on HIPAA

Poor customer support can put an organization in jeopardy when hardware fails.

November 20, 2017
Medicare Web

I have heard of a modifier -GD in relation to the Medically Unlikely Edits. What is the definition of this modifier and how is it used?

November 20, 2017
Medicare Web

A national effort to solve patient misidentification errors is suspended, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives announced on November 15.

November 17, 2017
Case Management Monthly

Catastrophic hurricanes, mass shootings, and devastating wildfires—this autumn brought disasters that affected many regions of the country, which should have prompted organizations to consider how well equipped they are to handle such events.

November 17, 2017
Medicare Web

A CMS representative solicited input from audience members on potential revisions to E/M documentation guidelines at the AMA’s 2018 CPT Symposium in Chicago this week, continuing the agency’s outreach on E/M reform that began with this year’s Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. 

November 17, 2017
Medicare Web

Q: Does a physician physically need to inject a sedating agent to justify the use of a moderate sedation code?

November 16, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week’s note is the third in a series of articles examining coding, billing, and payment rules for rural health clinics.

November 16, 2017
Medicare Web

Q: It is my understanding that we can make PHI disclosures using our EHR for payment/treatment/healthcare operations without a consent and that we do not need to track these requests for an accounting of disclosures. Has this changed?