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?
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.
This week’s Medicare updates include a new process for survey activities during the current public health emergency, the passage of the CARES Act, an FAQ on the OIG’s new telehealth policies, and more!
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As hospitals deal with concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, CMS issued guidance on March 26 regarding the delivery of the Important Message from Medicare (IM), Detailed Noticed of Discharge (DND), Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), and several other notices.
Q: HHS recently issued a notice that fee limitations will apply only to an individual’s request for access to their own records and not to an individual’s request to transmit records to a third party. Will limitations imposed by state law now apply?
Q: Our new EHR system was built using logic for therapy charging based on both the AMA and CMS eight-minute rules. Charges will generate differently based on the payer. How do others implement the eight-minute rules? How do you think using two charging methodologies in this world of price transparency will look?