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September 20, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks at guidance from CMS on IMRT billing following the release of an OIG audit report citing a 100% error rate in billing certain IMRT planning services.

September 24, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

In this month's Product Watch, we look at a game-changing texting app. With the available technology, covered entities and business associates would be hard-pressed to justify sending PHI using unsecure texts.

September 24, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: Are there any best practices for managing additional documentation requests (ADR)?

September 24, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

This month's HIPAA Q&A includes answers on doctor's notes, scheduling appointments, hospital social media, alerting patients via text message, and more!

September 24, 2018

Upon reviewing 2017 claims data for laboratory tests paid for under Medicare’s Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS), the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that most payments were for 25 tests. Payment totals for lab tests have remained consistent over the past four years but may be subject to change under a new payment system.

September 21, 2018
Medicare Web

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced yesterday that it has reached separate settlements with three facilities for compromising the privacy of patient protected health information during the filming of “Boston Med,” an ABC television documentary series.

September 21, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: Our team is having a hard time determining a principal diagnosis for a patient with a history of stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) who is receiving chronic hemodialysis and is in acute renal failure (ARF) with volume overload.  What ICD-10-CM code should be listed as the principal diagnosis?

September 21, 2018
Case Management Monthly

A proposed change to CMS’ 2019 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule is causing controversy. CMS is suggesting revisions to the fee schedule aimed at simplifying the way physicians choose codes.

September 20, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: Can a doctor provide a doctor’s note for the person who brought his or her patient to the hospital or appointment?

September 20, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks at guidance from CMS on IMRT billing following the release of an OIG audit report citing a 100% error rate in billing certain IMRT planning services.

September 19, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: Are there reimbursement codes for transition services that case managers provide?

September 19, 2018
HIM Briefings

Refresh your knowledge of coding for diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer.

September 19, 2018
Medicare Insider

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!