The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) posted the fiscal year (FY) 2021 ICD-10-CM final code changes last week. There were no changes to the proposed list of 490 new, 47 revised, and 58 invalidated codes that were released in the proposed FY 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule.
Q: Some of our physicians who ordinarily provide services in our provider-based department (PBD) are now providing services to patients in our relocated PBDs, including patients' home. Are we allowed to bill an originating site fee in these circumstances?
Healthcare organizations can discover breaches in a variety of ways. Unfortunately, some organizations may not be aware that they have been breached until an outside party contacts them with the two dreaded words: dark web.
Q: A person handling PHI from a remote location admitted that he had clicked on what turned out to be a malicious link in his personal email while he was using a company laptop. The laptop contained access to patient data and PHI. This is the first time such an incident has taken place in my department. What should our response plan look like in this situation?
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CMS released data for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hospitalizations in the first half of 2020, highlighting total Medicare payment for fee-for-service COVID-19 hospitalizations, discharge statuses, and average length of stay.