Revenue Cycle News and Analysis

October 15, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses a new edit in the October release of the IOCE which might unveil exclusion issues within certain software systems.

October 19, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

The healthcare industry in the United States has experienced a significant increase in ransomware attacks, and the trend has continued upward during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

October 19, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: What topics should routine chart audits focus on?

October 19, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS added 11 new services to the list of telehealth services on October 14 that it will pay for during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

October 16, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Since the start of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, work has looked a little different for many case managers. “Most case managers that I know are working remotely at least half of the time,” says Diane Iverson, RN, BSN, BS, ACM, CCMa case manager in the Baltimore area.

October 16, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: A patient with a history of hypertension sees a cardiologist for chest discomfort during exercise. The cardiologist completes an office visit and performs a cardiac stress test the same day. Would it be appropriate to report the visit using an E/M code with modifier -25?

October 15, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: In many school districts, children are required to complete immunizations before beginning school. Does a healthcare provider need to obtain consent from a parent to disclose proof of the student's immunization to the school district?

October 15, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses a new edit in the October release of the IOCE which might unveil exclusion issues within certain software systems.

October 14, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the re-release of the October 2020 I/OCE quarterly data files, details on new COVID-19 reporting requirements for hospitals and critical access hospitals, and information on repayments for loans issued under the Accelerated and Advance Payment program at the beginning of the PHE.

October 14, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: In addition to caring for patients during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, how can case managers help support the families of patients?

October 14, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS extended the timeline for organizations to repay payments received under its Accelerated and Advance Payment program, according to a fact sheet released October 8.

October 14, 2020
HIM Briefings

Ischemic strokes are complex and all too frequent. Review clinical criteria and ICD-10-CM reporting regularly for this diagnosis to ensure accurate coding and reimbursement.

October 13, 2020
Medicare Web

University of Missouri Health Care (MU Health Care), a health system located in Columbia, Missouri, on September 17 reported a security incident that potentially affected 189,736 individuals, according to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) breach report.