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May 24, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note focuses on new clarifying guidance from CMS regarding signature requirements for physician orders and medical documentation. 

May 24, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note focuses on new clarifying guidance from CMS regarding signature requirements for physician orders and medical documentation. 

May 24, 2018

Q: Does HIPAA prohibit us from recycling electronic devices such as laptops and cell phones that were used to store or access PHI?

May 23, 2018
HIM Briefings

HIM Briefings answers readers' questions on ride-hailing services, sharing patient files, and business associate agreements.

May 23, 2018
Medicare Web

What should case management directors consider when implementing a case management model?

May 23, 2018
Medicare Web

Since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was implemented in 2009, HHS' Office for Civil Rights has received a total of 347,090 reports on breaches of patient data, according to a report published by Health Information Privacy/Security Alert.

May 23, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the introduction of new drug spending dashboards to improve transparency, new cost reporting forms for community mental health centers and rural health clinics, the quarterly update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database, and more!

May 23, 2018
Medicare Web

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to put Medicare Part B payments for outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation under the microscope, according to the agency’s recently updated Work Plan.

May 22, 2018
Medicare Web

Patient care is strengthened by the RN case manager and social work relationship. Social workers should consider patient psychosocial needs alongside the RN case manager’s assessment of the patient’s disease trajectory and recovery requirements. 

 

 

May 21, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

HIPAA says staff should only access the minimum necessary amount of information to do their jobs. But defining roles, access, and minimum necessary can quickly become a complicated exercise in frustration. Use this tool to help your organization form a practical minimum necessary policy.

May 21, 2018

CMS held a listening call May 16 to answer questions about the Quality Payment Program (QPP) posed during the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference & Exhibition and related inquiries received by the Quality Payment Program Service Center. The agency also addressed questions submitted by listeners during the call.

May 21, 2018
Medicare Web

What strategies can patient access departments employ to ensure patients are registered and processed in a timely manner?

May 18, 2018
Case Management Monthly

It’s no secret that social factors can create sizable barriers for case managers who are working to prevent readmissions, plan for discharges, and meet length of stay targets. Unfortunately, government regulators often don’t factor these issues in when they are looking at quality measures. But that is starting to change.