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February 27, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor walks through the nuances of decoding transmittals by using a recent transmittal on national coverage determination changes as a case study. 

February 27, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Sometimes employees don’t seem to have a great understanding of HIPAA even after they have received HIPAA training. What HIPAA training strategies work best?

February 27, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor walks through the nuances of decoding transmittals by using a recent transmittal on national coverage determination changes as a case study. 

February 26, 2020
Medicare Insider

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!

February 26, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: What do case managers need to know about the changes to the Detailed Notice of Discharge (DND) form?

February 26, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS is proposing several changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, including a three-year extension, in a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on  February 24.

February 26, 2020
HIM Briefings

Use this sample telecommuting agreement as a template for your organization.

February 25, 2020
Medicare Web

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.

February 24, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

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.

February 24, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Can we bill for Part A payment for an inpatient stay of less than two midnights if the physician expected the patient to meet the 2-midnight benchmark at the time of admission?

February 24, 2020
Medicare Web

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. 

February 21, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Our coding department frequently has trouble reporting type 2 myocardial infarctions (MI). Can you share any coding and clinical criteria guidance?

February 21, 2020
Case Management Monthly

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).