This week’s Medicare updates include CMS’ support for Hurricane Florence preparation, ICD-10 and other coding revisions to national coverage determinations, quarterly HCPCS drug/biological code changes, and more!
The Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction proposed rule would make significant changes to the Conditions of Participation and could change the way hospitals work with competitive ambulatory surgery centers (ASC).
NAHRI is hosting the 2018 Revenue Integrity Symposium (RIS) October 16–17 at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park (Phoenix), Arizona. The conference is an important event for revenue integrity networking and education.
Although HIPAA laws do not specify any time frame on updating policies and procedures, OCR has expectations. Here are three recent settlements where OCR has included mandates to update policies and procedures. You can apply some of these lessons in your organization.
The American Medical Association recently released the 2019 CPT Manual with 335 code changes, primarily adding care coordination services, central nervous system assessments, skin biopsies, and fine needle aspirations.
If your organization is part of a Medicare accountable care organization (ACO), changes may be on the horizon. CMS is proposing changes to the program that would require organizations to take on more financial risk and is giving it a new name, “Pathways to Success.”