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July 12, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines the intricacies of the home infusion therapy (HIT) benefit and the 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System proposed rule's implementation of temporary HIT payments. 

July 17, 2018
Medicare Web

CMS began rolling out new cards to Medicare beneficiaries in April and recently announced that wave one of the mailing has been completed. The new cards are intended to help protect beneficiaries’ Social Security Numbers.

July 16, 2018

CMS had a 71.3% improper payment rate for surgical dressings in 2017, accounting for 0.3% of the overall Medicare Fee-for-Service improper payment rate that year, according a Comprehensive Error Rate Test (CERT) report in the most recent Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter.

July 16, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

The HIPAA Security Rule requires information systems activity review, but a number of covered entities and business associates have yet to implement a robust security program that includes monitoring audit logs. Per the preamble to the Omnibus Rule, if audit logs are generated and you’re not looking at them periodically, that could be considered willful neglect.

July 16, 2018
Medicare Web

My organization is trying to leverage our patient portal to help reduce workload. How should we approach this project?

July 13, 2018
Medicare Web

OCR’s June cybersecurity report focuses on software bugs and patches designed to fix them. Software bugs can make your computer systems vulnerable and put electronic personal health information (ePHI) at risk.

July 13, 2018
Case Management Monthly

Two recent high-profile celebrity suicides and news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that suicide rates are on the rise across the country have prompted some healthcare professionals to look more closely at suicide prevention and whether more can be done to help individuals struggling with mental illness.

July 12, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines the intricacies of the home infusion therapy (HIT) benefit and the 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System proposed rule's implementation of temporary HIT payments. 

July 12, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: A physician performs wound debridement on a patient’s right foot, then applies bilateral, multilayer compression dressings to each leg. How should this be reported?

July 12, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: A patch was installed within the EHR at my facility last week. While using the system this week, my coworker and I received an error message. Should we alert staff of this performance issue?

July 11, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the release of the 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System proposed rule, two new MACRA resources, additional instructions related to the new Medicare cards, and more!  

July 11, 2018
Medicare Web

CMS could grant providers in certain Medicare Advantage plans another pathway to participate in an Advanced APM and be exempt from MIPS requirements.

July 11, 2018
Medicare Web

What is the weakest/worst-case scenario for the structure of a case management department?