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October 17, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks at Medicare regulations and requirements regarding hospital pricing of services.

October 23, 2019
Medicare Web

A federal judge rejected CMS’ motion to reconsider or issue a stay on her September order to vacate cuts to reimbursement to grandfathered off-campus provider-based departments.

October 23, 2019
HIM Briefings

Brush up on the differences between these two diagnoses.

October 23, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates includes 2020 payment rates for the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, updates to the OIG work plan, guidance on coding for encounters related to vaping illnesses, and more! 

October 23, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What is considered due diligence as it relates to case management?

October 22, 2019
Medicare Web

Emerging literature recommends adding social isolation to the social determinants of health, particularly for older adults. Social factors, inclusive of education, race, social supports, and poverty, account for more than 30% of total deaths in the U.S. annually.

October 21, 2019
Medicare Web

A retrospective study based on ICD-10-CM data from 16,884 emergency department (ED) visits found that individuals who received emergency medical care due to cannabis poisoning were substantially more likely than other patients to experience mental health disorders.

October 21, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is there a recommended practice for how modifiers should be included in the chargemaster? Is it preferred to add them as a separate field or included in the HCPCS field?

October 21, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

HIPAA-compliance experts discuss the most significant changes that have taken place since January 1, 2010.

October 18, 2019
Case Management Monthly

While the Violence Prevention Program at Johns Hopkins addresses a very specific population, many of the lessons learned can be applied to almost any patient who is hesitant to accept resources. Included in this article are some of the program’s tips and strategies that you can apply to some of your more challenging cases.

October 18, 2019
Medicare Web

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on October 7 that prohibits ambulance and first response service providers from selling patient information to third parties for marketing purposes.

October 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We had a patient with Type 2 diabetes who was admitted for hypoglycemia with metabolic encephalopathy. The patient also had stage 2 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a diagnosis of hypertension (HTN). Which ICD-10-CM codes should we assign for this patient’s encounter?

October 17, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks at Medicare regulations and requirements regarding hospital pricing of services.