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).
Q: I have to fly to a conference for work. I was hoping to work on the way, at the airport and on the plane, but I sometimes need to access electronic PHI to get my work done. What should I do to ensure that I stay HIPAA compliant while traveling and working in public places?
This week’s Medicare updates include an article on billing and payment provisions for therapy services under PDGM, an update to the list of DMEPOS items that require prior authorization, a new code to use for coronavirus lab tests, and more!
A recent audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that the majority of healthcare providers reviewed used Medicare Part D eligibility information for potentially inappropriate purposes.
Over 20% of commercially insured adults who underwent a common in-network surgical procedure between January 2012 and September 2017 received surprise charges for the episode from out-of-network clinicians, according to a recent study published in JAMA.