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September 21, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's note looks at coding, billing, and payment rules for rural health clinics.

September 22, 2017
Medicare Web

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities in infusion pumps could allow a hacker to gain access and compromise operation, the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team recently announced.

September 22, 2017
Case Management Monthly

If you’re stressed out, you might be tempted to reach for a glass of wine or a carton of ice cream, but there are more positive ways to manage your stress. Below is a list of healthy strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 22, 2017
Medicare Web

Q: I'm looking for clarification on how to bill for CPT code 77263 (therapeutic radiology treatment planning; complex). Can it be billed with the initial consultulation or should it be billed separately and before the simulation occurs?

September 21, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's note looks at coding, billing, and payment rules for rural health clinics.

September 21, 2017
Medicare Web

Q: Patients often think of questions as they’re being escorted to the lobby. If the patient asks a question in the lobby, is it acceptable to answer the patient there, or should we ask him or her to step back into an exam room?

September 20, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include information on submitting claims to Medicare for beneficiaries in Florida affected by Hurricane Irma; annual HCPCS updates for SNFs; FY 2018 IPPS and LTCH PPS updates; and more!

September 20, 2017
Medicare Web

A majority (57%) of healthcare payers and providers believe predictive analytics will save their organizations 15% or more over the next five years, according to a 2017 Predictive Analytics in Healthcare Trend Forecast by the Society of Actuaries. Despite the potential for savings, there are several roadblocks in the way.

September 20, 2017
HIM Briefings

Managing and maintaining the chargemaster requires sound, tested strategies and tactics.

September 20, 2017
HIM Briefings

Taking today’s challenges head on will demonstrate the HIM professional’s ability to adapt to a changing landscape and provide its organization with a reduction in operating costs and the provision of superior service.

September 20, 2017
Medicare Web

Q: When should my case managers be screening the patients?

September 19, 2017
Medicare Web

Facilities that have a decreased length of stay also tend to have successful interventions for reducing emergency department crowding, according to an Annals of Emergency Medicine study.

September 18, 2017
Medicare Web

The Office of Inspector General found CMS improperly awarded an estimated $4.6 million in reimbursement for immunosuppressive drugs billed with modifier -KX (requirements specified in the medical policy have been met). The OIG also said CMS should revise guidance on modifier -KX because current guidance is confusing and contradictory.