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November 15, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor reviews and offers recommendations on the top three patient status issues causing the most confusion for providers. 

November 19, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

There is a lot of pressure on hospitals and other healthcare providers to improve the patient experience by utilizing mobile health apps to make it easier to communicate with patients and their families. But with the pros of mobile apps come cons.

November 16, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: A nurse practitioner told a patient to return after an office visit if his chest pain worsened, and the provider ordered a nuclear stress test to take place the next day. Can my provider count the plan for the stress test in the medical decision-making for the previous encounter?

November 16, 2018
Case Management Monthly

Case managers working with very ill patients already know that many people will struggle financially with their health problems, and a recent survey found that among people struggling with serious illnesses, 53% believed they were at risk of financial ruin as a result.

November 16, 2018
Medicare Web

CNO Financial Group recently reported a data breach which compromised the protected health information of 566,271 individuals to HHS’ Office of Civil Rights. The breach occurred in the company’s Bankers Life and Casualty Co. division in Chicago.

November 15, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor reviews and offers recommendations on the top three patient status issues causing the most confusion for providers. 

November 15, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: We have recently begun to alert patients about appointments via text message. What are some things we should know about remaining HIPAA-compliant through this process?

November 14, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include new provider-specific fact sheets on MIPS measures and activities, an OIG review of compliance with Medicare reimbursement requirements for graduate medical education, and an update on ICD-10 and other coding revisions for national coverage determinations. 

November 14, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: Do you have any techniques or methods patients can use to manage their health after a hospital discharge?

November 14, 2018
Medicare Web

Although most eligible clinicians who participated in the first reporting year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System received a positive payment adjustment, even the highest performing clinicians saw only a modest bonus.

November 14, 2018
HIM Briefings

Take a look at the appeal process from the perspective of a hospital that submitted a redetermination request after a claim for cataract surgery was reopened.

November 14, 2018
HIM Briefings

Match critical revenue cycle functions with the right metrics to track success and monitor opportunities for improvement.

November 13, 2018
Medicare Web

Hispanic Americans make up nearly 18% of the total population, and a recent survey report from CMS finds that the diversity of ancestry within that population makes a difference when it comes to health outcomes.