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July 12, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines the intricacies of the home infusion therapy (HIT) benefit and the 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System proposed rule's implementation of temporary HIT payments. 

July 13, 2018
Medicare Web

OCR’s June cybersecurity report focuses on software bugs and patches designed to fix them. Software bugs can make your computer systems vulnerable and put electronic personal health information (ePHI) at risk.

July 13, 2018
Case Management Monthly

Two recent high-profile celebrity suicides and news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that suicide rates are on the rise across the country have prompted some healthcare professionals to look more closely at suicide prevention and whether more can be done to help individuals struggling with mental illness.

July 12, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines the intricacies of the home infusion therapy (HIT) benefit and the 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System proposed rule's implementation of temporary HIT payments. 

July 12, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: A patch was installed within the EHR at my facility last week. While using the system this week, my coworker and I received an error message. Should we alert staff of this performance issue?

July 12, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: A physician performs wound debridement on a patient’s right foot, then applies bilateral, multilayer compression dressings to each leg. How should this be reported?

July 11, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the release of the 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System proposed rule, two new MACRA resources, additional instructions related to the new Medicare cards, and more!  

July 11, 2018
Medicare Web

CMS could grant providers in certain Medicare Advantage plans another pathway to participate in an Advanced APM and be exempt from MIPS requirements.

July 11, 2018
Medicare Web

What is the weakest/worst-case scenario for the structure of a case management department?

July 11, 2018
HIM Briefings

HIM directors and managers looking for a salary increase should consider investing in advanced education.

July 10, 2018
Medicare Web

Case managers are a valuable component of any healthcare facility’s care team, whether they are in discharge planning or utilization management roles. As healthcare evolves, so too do the roles and expectations for the facility’s staff, making it critical for case managers and other team members to periodically evaluate whether their career goals align with their current work.

July 9, 2018

An Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority revealed noncompliance with Medicare billing requirements when billing for nutritional marasmus and other/unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition.

July 9, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

Protecting your patients’ PHI does not mean just having a breach prevention plan in place and a strong risk analysis program. It’s also about preparing a breach contingency plan, because in today’s world it’s almost inevitable that you’ll experience a breach.