Revenue Cycle News and Analysis

April 2, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses the provisions of the CARES Act that are most pertinent to Medicare benefits, providers, and suppliers. 

April 3, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Is there is any guidance on ICD-10-CM reporting for screening for COVID-19? For example, a patient was admitted with pneumonia and the physician documented “COVID-19 screening completed–NEGATIVE.” Would it be appropriate to assign ICD-10-CM code Z11.59 (encounter for screening for other viral diseases) for this?

April 3, 2020
Case Management Monthly

It’s Monday morning and case manager Kim is sitting in her office. She starts her day by printing her patient care unit census. She reads through each of the patient names on the census when one catches her attention.

April 2, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses the provisions of the CARES Act that are most pertinent to Medicare benefits, providers, and suppliers. 

April 2, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Are there certain rules in place for the disclosure of psychiatric health information, as opposed to medical information that is considered PHI?

April 1, 2020
HIM Briefings
April 1, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a new process for survey activities during the current public health emergency, the passage of the CARES Act, an FAQ on the OIG’s new telehealth policies, and more!

April 1, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: The new Important Message from Medicare (IM) form must be used starting April 1. What are the most important changes we should be aware of as we adjust to the updated version of the form?

April 1, 2020
HIM Briefings

HIM Briefings’ 2020 EHR benchmark survey examined EHR use and the role of HIM professionals in EHR management, including common challenges and benefits. Learn how your experience compares to your peers’ and how you can improve EHR management.

April 1, 2020
Medicare Web

Hospitals may now apply for accelerated and advanced Medicare payments to offset the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

March 31, 2020
Medicare Web

As hospitals deal with concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, CMS issued guidance on March 26 regarding the delivery of the Important Message from Medicare (IM), Detailed Noticed of Discharge (DND), Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), and several other notices.

March 30, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

Q: HHS recently issued a notice that fee limitations will apply only to an individual’s request for access to their own records and not to an individual’s request to transmit records to a third party. Will limitations imposed by state law now apply?

March 30, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Our new EHR system was built using logic for therapy charging based on both the AMA and CMS eight-minute rules. Charges will generate differently based on the payer. How do others implement the eight-minute rules? How do you think using two charging methodologies in this world of price transparency will look?