Revenue Cycle News and Analysis

July 2, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines ways compliance officers can help mitigate compliance risks within the revenue cycle. 

July 6, 2020
Medicare Web

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) posted the fiscal year (FY) 2021 ICD-10-CM final code changes last week. There were no changes to the proposed list of 490 new, 47 revised, and 58 invalidated codes that were released in the proposed FY 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule. 

July 6, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA
July 6, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Some of our physicians who ordinarily provide services in our provider-based department (PBD) are now providing services to patients in our relocated PBDs, including patients' home. Are we allowed to bill an originating site fee in these circumstances?

July 6, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

Healthcare organizations can discover breaches in a variety of ways. Unfortunately, some organizations may not be aware that they have been breached until an outside party contacts them with the two dreaded words: dark web.

July 2, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: A person handling PHI from a remote location admitted that he had clicked on what turned out to be a malicious link in his personal email while he was using a company laptop. The laptop contained access to patient data and PHI. This is the first time such an incident has taken place in my department. What should our response plan look like in this situation?

July 2, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines ways compliance officers can help mitigate compliance risks within the revenue cycle. 

July 1, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the publication of a new ABN form, the release of the 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System proposed rule, new additions to the OIG Work Plan, and more! 

July 1, 2020
Medicare Web

The AMA announced a new CPT® code for reporting testing of patients suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

July 1, 2020
HIM Briefings
July 1, 2020
HIM Briefings

HIM directors’ and managers’ salaries have largely held steady, but the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is making itself felt. Learn how your salary compares to your peers’ and what you can do to improve your earning power in the future.

July 1, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: The communication gap between healthcare providers and family members is arguably most apparent now than it has ever been. What role can case managers play to help narrow this gap?

June 30, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS released data for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hospitalizations in the first half of 2020, highlighting total Medicare payment for fee-for-service COVID-19 hospitalizations, discharge statuses, and average length of stay.