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March 21, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor explores the requirements for reporting clinical laboratory commercial and Medicare Advantage payment data to CMS. 

March 22, 2019
Medicare Web

A bipartisan group of over a dozen senators called on HHS Secretary Alex Azar to change privacy protections related to substance abuse patients' health records. 

March 22, 2019
Case Management Monthly

Case managers often run into questions when performing their daily duties. Sometimes they’re related to best practice, and other times they’re related to regulatory issues.

March 22, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What new CPT codes for urinary procedures did the American Medical Association introduce for calendar year 2019?

March 21, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: I work in patient registration at a hospital. A patient asked if they could have something in their medical record changed. I know that patients can request to see their whole medical record, but can they change it? What does HIPAA allow?

March 21, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor explores the requirements for reporting clinical laboratory commercial and Medicare Advantage payment data to CMS. 

March 20, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include several new additions to the OIG Work Plan, the April 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System update, corrections to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, and more! 

March 20, 2019
Medicare Web

A recent study found that hospitals may see lower revenue and higher uncompensated care costs in states that implement Medicaid work requirements. States-specific Medicaid program designs may help to mitigate the potential impact, depending on how many beneficiaries lose coverage.

March 20, 2019
HIM Briefings

As outpatient services grow, organizations need to strengthen coding and documentation. Learn how to evaluate and audit processes to ensure success.

March 20, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What should be included in a mental status examination and is there an industry standard?

March 19, 2019
Medicare Web

Value-based payment systems like Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System hold providers accountable for population health measures driven by factors beyond their control, and this has resulted in a misalignment in accountability, according to a commentary in the American Journal of Accountable Care.

March 18, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

In this month's Product Watch, we look at a managed service provider (MSP) that offers HIPAA-compliant MSP services, managed security services, disaster recovery sites, and the technical support to help covered entities and business associates breathe easier

March 18, 2019
Medicare Web

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel approved significant changes to E/M reporting guidelines, including the deletion of a visit code, creation of new criteria for the selection of a visit level, and overhaul of the medical decision-making (MDM) documentation guidelines at a meeting held in February, to align with recent E/M changes finalized by CMS.