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August 9, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines the many ways CMS is attempting to reduce burden in a variety of areas within the Medicare program. 

August 14, 2018
Medicare Web

Death and dying processes require sensitive discussion between patients, next-of-kin, and inpatient providers (i.e., attending/hospitalist physician) to facilitate decision-making and coordination of care. Social workers can facilitate such communication and may coordinate meetings between relevant persons.

August 13, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

Workstation and physical security should be a collaborative effort between the privacy officer and security officer in your organization, but someone, regardless of who, should take the lead on physical security issues.

August 13, 2018
Medicare Web

In the 2019 OPPS proposed rule, CMS does not introduce a new skin substitute payment policy but is seeking comment on potential changes for future rulemaking.

August 13, 2018
Medicare Web

What does it mean for a payer to reimburse a facility through a percent-of-charges method?

August 10, 2018
Case Management Monthly

Trauma-informed care is an approach to providing care that recognizes and understands how past trauma—such as child abuse, domestic violence, or events like natural disasters, car accidents, or crime—may affect a person so the provider can respond in a way that promotes safety and avoids re-traumatizing that person.

August 10, 2018
Medicare Web

UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa, notified approximately 1.4 million patients in late July that their personal information may have been breached after hackers used phishing techniques to enter the company’s email system.

August 10, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: If a patient is immobile or comatose for an extended period of time in the hospital and develops a stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcer of the left upper back, would this be considered a hospital-acquired condition (HAC)?

August 9, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines the many ways CMS is attempting to reduce burden in a variety of areas within the Medicare program. 

August 9, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: Are we allowed to use case studies involving real incidents that occurred at our facility as part of training for things like safety and policies, or is there a risk that someone could identify the real people who were involved?

August 8, 2018
Medicare Web

How can case managers in the population health model ensure their patients have access to food and shelter once they leave the hospital?

August 8, 2018
Medicare Web

Inappropriate use of nonemergency ambulance transport cost Medicare $8.7 million in overpayments, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.

August 8, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include final rules for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System, Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System, and more!