Revenue Cycle News and Analysis

April 2, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses the provisions of the CARES Act that are most pertinent to Medicare benefits, providers, and suppliers. 

April 8, 2020
Medicare Web

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will reimburse hospitals at Medicare rates for treating uninsured novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

April 8, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include revised guidance on billing for professional telehealth services during the public health emergency, updated provider-specific fact sheets on waivers and flexibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, revised guidance on EMTALA compliance for COVID-19, and more! 

April 8, 2020
HIM Briefings

Recent regulations have greatly eased some administrative burdens. Explore how these changes affect HIM and how to ensure that your organization is in compliance.

April 8, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: The deadline for implementing the updated Detailed Notice of Discharge (DND) form was April 1. What are the most important changes that our staff should be aware of as we move to the updated form?

April 7, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Can a hospital bill for a nutritionist and a dietitian deliver diabetes self-management training (DSMT) via telehealth on a UB claim? Nutritionists and dietitians are on the list of distant site practitioners, although registered nurses are not.

April 7, 2020
Medicare Web

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on April 2 that it will not impose penalties for violations of certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information sharing.

April 6, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA
April 6, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: How do we determine the "from" date (form locator [FL] 6) on the UB-04?

April 6, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

Healthcare facilities across the world are faced with myriad challenges as they aim to diagnose and treat cases of COVID-19. HHS and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have instituted several changes during the nationwide public health emergency, some of which modify HIPAA laws and directly impact healthcare organizations around the country.

April 6, 2020
Medicare Web

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 31 published ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), effective April 1 through September 30.

April 3, 2020
Case Management Monthly

It’s Monday morning and case manager Kim is sitting in her office. She starts her day by printing her patient care unit census. She reads through each of the patient names on the census when one catches her attention.

April 3, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Is there is any guidance on ICD-10-CM reporting for screening for COVID-19? For example, a patient was admitted with pneumonia and the physician documented “COVID-19 screening completed–NEGATIVE.” Would it be appropriate to assign ICD-10-CM code Z11.59 (encounter for screening for other viral diseases) for this?