Q: When two conditions are both present on admission, both meet the definition to be the principal diagnosis, and are “equally treated,” my understanding is that the condition does not have to be "equally treated" in the sense of duration/frequency. Is this correct?
Ellen, a case manager, works more than 40 hours every week on-site at her hospital. This has been her schedule since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic restrictions were put in place. She is a single mother and decides, despite the virus risk, to work as many hours as possible.
This week’s Medicare updates include new items added to the OIG work plan, a download link for HCPCS codes which are excepted from the lab date of service policy, a new program instruction sheet for monoclonal antibodies used to treat COVID-19, and more!
Regular monitoring and internal auditing are critical to ensure compliance throughout the revenue cycle and protect revenue integrity. Consider the different strategies that can be applied to documentation and chart audits, coding audits, and more.
Automating claim transaction saved the healthcare providers, including medical and dental providers, and payers $122 billion in 2019–2020 and moving to fully electronic transactions could yield an additional $16.3 billion in savings, according to the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare Inc. 2020 Index.
Q: During the public health emergency, are outpatient therapy services provided to a patient located in their home or a clinic billed in the same way as outpatient therapy services provided to a patient whose home has been designated a provider-based department (PBD)?
Q: Do companies such as FitBit (and others that sell wearable devices that track and store health information) need to abide by HIPAA regulations? Should I be concerned with how these companies are viewing and sharing my health information?