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January 18, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note examines the intricacies of the BPCI Advanced payment model, a new voluntary bundled payment model set to go live in October. 

January 19, 2018
Medicare Web

A Greenfield, Indiana-based hospital paid a ransom recently to regain access to its computer system.

January 19, 2018
Case Management Monthly

The 2-midnight rule was designed to simplify decisions on whether to order inpatient or outpatient observation services for patients and to reduce the volume of observation cases. However, some hospitals and healthcare systems have reported that the rule has actually increased confusion around level of care, without lowering observation volumes.

January 19, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: Could you discuss or explain evaluating encounter billing vs. monthly billing for recurring outpatient services such as chemotherapy infusions or radiation oncology?

January 18, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note examines the intricacies of the BPCI Advanced payment model, a new voluntary bundled payment model set to go live in October. 

January 18, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: We’re looking into have our coding outsourced to a company based in India. I’m assuming that HIPAA does not apply to a foreign company. What are the potential HIPAA risks for us? If we discover that the outsourced company experienced a breach, would we still be liable? What do we need to be aware of in terms of HIPAA compliance?

January 17, 2018
HIM Briefings

Given it’s time for New Year’s resolutions—and my resolution is to work smarter, not harder—it seems appropriate to talk about techniques for bringing balance back into our lives.

January 17, 2018
Medicare Web

How can case managers identify high-risk patients in a population health model? 

January 17, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the announcement of a new bundled payment model, clarification on CMS’ regulations regarding texting of patient information, notification of the new interest rate for overpayments and underpayments, and more! 

January 17, 2018
Medicare Web

CMS announced January 9 the launch of Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced from the agency’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This is the first Advanced Alternative Payment Model introduced by the Trump administration.

January 16, 2018
Medicare Web

Connecting patients with community-based organization often has little impact on the frequency with which a patient is seen in the emergency department or hospitalized, according to a study released January 4 by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

January 15, 2018
Medicare Web

What are the exceptions to the per visit payment limit for a provider-based rural health clinic?

January 15, 2018

With providers continuing to expand clinical documentation improvement (CDI) efforts into outpatient settings, ACDIS has published a position paper offering guidance to outpatient CDI departments f