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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 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!

September 19, 2018
Medicare Web

NAHRI is hosting the 2018 Revenue Integrity Symposium (RIS) October 16–17 at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park (Phoenix), Arizona. The conference is an important event for revenue integrity networking and education.

September 19, 2018
Medicare Web

The Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction proposed rule would make significant changes to the Conditions of Participation and could change the way hospitals work with competitive ambulatory surgery centers (ASC).

September 18, 2018
Medicare Web

The U.S. Senate passed its amendment to H.R. 6, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, on Monday in a 99-1 vote to address the United States’ ongoing opioid addiction epidemic.

September 17, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

Although HIPAA laws do not specify any time frame on updating policies and procedures, OCR has expectations. Here are three recent settlements where OCR has included mandates to update policies and procedures. You can apply some of these lessons in your organization.