This week’s Medicare updates include four new items added to the OIG work plan, a new version of the integrated denial notice form, a transmittal implementing numerous regulatory revisions to the State Operations Manual, and more!
Healthcare data breaches are increasing at a rapid rate. In 2019, more than 41 million patient records were breached, nearly tripling the number of breaches from 2018, according to a report from Protenus and DataBreaches.net.
Front-office staff in facilities can see frequent turnover, requiring frequent training in order to keep them up to date. Use the following information to ensure staff is prepared for handing PHI and responding to patient requests.
CMS announced February 13 that it created a new HCPCS Level II laboratory testing code for SARS coronavirus 2, the virus that causes novel coronavirus. Medicare’s claims processing system will be able to accept this code on April 1 for dates of service on or after February 4.
In January, CMS created something of a headache for hospitals by issuing new versions of three commonly used patient notification forms: the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), the Important Message from Medicare (IM), and the Detailed Notice of Discharge (DND).