The American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel approved significant changes to E/M reporting guidelines, including the deletion of a visit code, creation of new criteria for the selection of a visit level, and overhaul of the medical decision-making (MDM) documentation guidelines at a meeting held in February, to align with recent E/M changes finalized by CMS.
In this month's Product Watch, we look at a managed service provider (MSP) that offers HIPAA-compliant MSP services, managed security services, disaster recovery sites, and the technical support to help covered entities and business associates breathe easier
Q: We had a patient with hemorrhagic cystitis. Our preprocedural plan was a cystoscopy with a bladder biopsy and cauterization. How should this be reported in ICD-10-PCS? We are having trouble choosing between Control or another root operation, and we are getting different MS-DRGs depending how the procedure is reported.
Q: I recently filed a complaint against my insurance company. The insurance agent who handles my case informed my boss that I filed a complaint against her. Now my boss is mad at me, and I feel like my job is at risk. Is this a HIPAA violation?
A proposed rule from HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) could mandate the publication of prices negotiated between payer and provider organizations as well as detailed information about Medicare reimbursement, DRG prices, and bundled prices.
This week’s Medicare updates include comment dates for a proposed rule on interoperability and patient access, changes to the quality rating system for Nursing Home Compare, a fact sheet on the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program for 2021, and more!