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December 6, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor provides guidance on what type of information should be provided to patients during the informed consent process of clinical trials. 

December 10, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: If a patient participating in a clinical trial is allergic to one of the drugs used in the trial, how do we report the drug that is used as a substitute?

December 10, 2018
Medicare Web

Medicare’s new method of calculating payment rates for laboratory tests, intended to reduce Medicare spending by $360 million in the first year, could cost the agency billions in overpayments, according to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office

December 10, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

The opioid crisis in the U.S. continues to touch on issues of patient rights and privacy. In October, OCR launched an education campaign about civil rights protections that include specific guidelines for covered entities under HIPAA

December 7, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: Is it possible for acute kidney injury (AKI) to lead to or be caused by cardiorenal syndrome?

December 7, 2018
Medicare Web

Advanced Care Hospitalists PL in Lakeland, Florida, has agreed to pay $500,000 and undergo a corrective action plan in a settlement with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for its alleged violations of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules.

December 7, 2018
Case Management Monthly

A proposal to change discharge planning regulations has gotten new life. CMS announced last month that it is giving itself another year to publish the final version of the discharge planning rule.

December 6, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor provides guidance on what type of information should be provided to patients during the informed consent process of clinical trials. 

December 6, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: My hospital's marketing team is becoming ambitious on social media lately. They like images, of course. What should we know about posting images of patients in social circles as it relates to HIPAA?

December 5, 2018
Medicare Web

On December 4, CMS released additional FAQs regarding the 2019 IPPS final rule requirement that hospitals post a list of their standard charges on the internet.

December 5, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a proposed rule regarding changes to the Medicare Advantage program regulations and Prescription Drug Benefit program, a review of hospital wage data to determine vulnerabilities in the hospital wage index system, the Fall 2018 semiannual report to Congress, and more!

December 5, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: As a case manager, I know about motivational interviewing, especially for patients with mental health or substance abuse disorder, but a colleague recently mentioned the “ask me 3” technique to me. Is it similar to motivational interviewing?

December 5, 2018
HIM Briefings

Experts share field-tested advice for avoiding coding and documentation errors during and after EHR transitions.