Revenue Cycle News and Analysis

May 28, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks at billing and payment policies for swing beds during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

May 28, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks at billing and payment policies for swing beds during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

May 28, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: When our physicians need to talk to a patient’s family about the status of the patient, they usually can do so in a private room near the waiting area. But there have been instances when the private rooms are occupied and the physicians must discuss the status of a patient in the waiting room or in the hallway. Is this permissible under HIPAA?

May 27, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Case managers are often responsible for explaining notices to patients. I’m wondering how the process has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

May 27, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS updated its COVID-19 test pricing to include Medicare payment rates for three Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes.

May 27, 2020
HIM Briefings

When provided with information on the threat and degree of risk, senior leadership can evaluate the information and make reasonable judgments about what to do. Use this sample quarterly report to the board of trustees to keep the board and executives apprised of the changing risk profile.

May 27, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include new pricing information for COVID-19 testing, a final rule for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, updates to the OIG Work Plan, and more!

May 26, 2020
Medicare Web

The Ohio-based company Management and Services Network (MNS) recently notified 30,132 patients that their protected health information (PHI) was potentially compromised during security incidents that occurred between April and July 2019.

May 25, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

As we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to take a few extra measures to protect your organization, your patients, and your clients—as well as your data.

May 22, 2020
Case Management Monthly

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, the government has continued to issue regulatory changes in an attempt to ease the strain hospitals are facing. There are several updates relevant to case managers.

May 22, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Case managers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are one of them, you’re likely looking for some guidance to help navigate the challenge, particularly when it comes to patient status decisions.

May 21, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor takes a closer look at certain IPPS proposals, including one that could change the method CMS uses to update MS-DRG payment rates.

May 21, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Is a covered entity permitted to disclose PHI for litigation purposes? For example, if a covered entity is being sued for malpractice, can it present information that would qualify as PHI during the trial? If so, what are the limits on the type of information it can disclose?