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October 12, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's note reviews changes to the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule effective January 1, 2018. 

October 18, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include notification of a new interest rate for Medicare Overpayments and Underpayments, revisions to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual regarding payment of services furnished by qualified nonphysician anesthetists, a fact sheet for hospitals on the 2018 Medicare EHR Incentive Program payment adjustment, and more!  

October 18, 2017
HIM Briefings

Patient care continues to move from the inpatient setting to outpatient. With this change, the challenge of securing comprehensive documentation that articulates the services rendered and the patient care provided now needs to extend across the care continuum.

October 17, 2017
Medicare Web

A one-size-fits-all approach to case management and patient care can be detrimental to patients and the case management profession, but so too can designing a new approach to care plans for every patient who walks through the door, according to an article in CMSA Today.

October 16, 2017
Medicare Web

What methods should my facility consider when building a denials database?

October 16, 2017
Medicare Web

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the Cooperating Parties responsible for the ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines, recently released a 2018 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting errata. Slight changes were made to the guidelines for diabetes, hypertension, and principal diagnosis selection.

October 16, 2017
Briefings on HIPAA

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October 13, 2017
Case Management Monthly

Case Management Week is an annual celebration that has been shining light on the profession every October since 1998. This year, the celebration will run from October 8–14.

October 13, 2017
Medicare Web

Q: We are using a biosimilar for infliximab but it is manufactured by Merck/Samsung rather than Pfizer/Hospira. CMS requires that a manufacturer specific modifier be appended to the HCPCS code. Is there a new one for Merck/Samsung?

October 13, 2017
Medicare Web

Five senators recently asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the costs and risks associated with mismatched patient records during the agency’s review of patient matching. The GAO is required by the 21st Century Cures Act to conduct an assessment on patient matching to protect patient privacy and security.

October 12, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's note reviews changes to the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule effective January 1, 2018. 

October 12, 2017
Medicare Web

Q. If a ransomware attack occurs and it encrypts our EHR, is that a reportable breach?

October 11, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include corrections to the IPPS final rule; corrections to the Skilled Nursing Facilities Prospective Payment System final rule; year 3 baseline data on Medicare payments for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests; and more!