Q: We recently took a survey and many of our employees admitted to saving their passwords in a Word® document or a Notes® file on their phone. Is this riskier than having passwords written down on paper and stored in a safe place at work or home? How can we discourage employees from writing down their passwords anywhere?
Q: When is it appropriate to report both flash or acute pulmonary edema and acute on chronic heart failure (diastolic, systolic, or other) in ICD-10-CM? What other etiologies lead to flash pulmonary edema and how do I know when to query?
Case management directors and their staffs are vigilantly watching the nursing homes in their areas to determine which nursing homes have available beds and which may have no beds at all due to a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Q: Following a breach, many organizations post a breach notification letter to their website. Is there a particular spot on the site that it must be posted? Can the link to the notification letter be posted anywhere on the homepage?
This week’s Medicare updates include information on the reorganization of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual, updates to three provider-specific fact sheets on COVID waivers, the October 2020 update for the Ambulatory Surgical Center PPS, and more!
CMS provided clarification on submitting inpatient claims for patients diagnosed with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) without a positive viral test, in an update to MLN Matters SE20015 released September 11.
CMS laid the groundwork for a dramatic revision of MS-DRG rate setting in the 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). The agency also rolled out code changes and MS-DRG updates. Ensure your organization is compliance with new requirements.
Inova Health System, a nonprofit healthcare provider based out of Merrifield, Virginia, reported a breach on September 9 affecting 1,045,270 individuals, according to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) breach portal.