Revenue Cycle News and Analysis

March 26, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor explains the expansion of telehealth and the accompanying billing guidance during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

March 27, 2020
Medicare Web

Q:  Do you have any advice for accurate reporting of new ICD-10-CM code U07.1 (2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease)?

March 27, 2020
Case Management Monthly

The countdown has started. On April 1, hospitals must begin using the three revised CMS beneficiary notices. The old notices can be used through March 31, but not after that date.

March 26, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS lifted some restrictions on telehealth coverage in a bid to keep non-critically ill patients out of clinics and hospitals in a bid to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but other still apply to hospitals.

March 26, 2020
Medicare Web

With the release of a new ICD-10-CM code for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), hospitals now have a method to capture and report this critical disease. Although the code itself is relatively straightforward and likely won’t stir up confusion the way coding for complex diagnoses (such as sepsis) does, correctly documenting and coding COVID-19 is crucial to turning the tide on the national public health emergency.

March 26, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor explains the expansion of telehealth and the accompanying billing guidance during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

March 26, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Does HIPAA place special restrictions on disclosures of PHI involving victims of domestic abuse?

March 25, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS released an update to its FAQ on coding and billing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 23. The FAQ clarifies the use of HCPCS and CPT® codes for diagnostic laboratory services.

March 25, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: What are some of the challenges organizations may face when attempting to meet the new discharge planning requirements? What is the best way to handle these issues?

March 25, 2020
HIM Briefings

Use this sample cover letter as a template when returning overpayments.

March 25, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include information on expanded telehealth benefits, a chart on contractor pricing for COVID-19 testing, recommendations on elective surgeries during the public health emergency, and more!

March 24, 2020
Medicare Web

As social distancing efforts ramp up to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), healthcare providers are turning to telehealth as a viable mode of communication with patients, who are being discouraged from making in-person visits to healthcare facilities when possible.

March 23, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Are disposable instrumentation tools, those typically used in endoscopic or cardiac procedures, considered integral to the procedure or are they separately chargeable?