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.
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?
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!
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.
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).
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.