Revenue Cycle News and Analysis

July 9, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses common questions related to patient status billing issues.

July 14, 2020
Medicare Web

American Medical Technologies, a California-based provider of healthcare supplies, notified individuals in late June that their data was potentially breached during a 2019 security breach.

July 13, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS recently released its 2018 Quality Payment Program experience report, which includes data on participation and performance in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) during the 2018 performance year. 

July 13, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: We're reviewing the focus and structure of our revenue cycle compliance committee. Are there any recommendations for who should be a committee member, meeting cadence, and projects?

July 13, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

When the severity of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) became apparent in March, employers across the country sent their workers home. Nonclinical employees of healthcare organizations were among those who were forced to create a new office space in the living room or kitchen.

July 10, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Irene, an expert medical case manager, is worried about her mother, Sadie, who is 87 years old with severe cardiovascular disease and mild-to-moderate dementia. Sadie lives in an assisted living facility. Clearly, she belongs to the group identified as being the most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

July 10, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: We have had patients admitted with both sepsis and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). How should these two diagnoses be sequenced in ICD-10-CM?

July 10, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Health disparities have received plenty of attention lately, and for good reason. These differences, which exist among various groups in the United States, can affect everything from readmission rates to health outcomes and are often the result of environmental, social, and economic factors.

July 9, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses common questions related to patient status billing issues.

July 9, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: OCR has announced that it will waive enforcement discretion for HIPAA violations that occur at COVID-19 community-based testing sites. The agency did, however, indicate that reasonable safeguards should be implemented. What are your safeguard recommendations for a testing site that is constructed in a parking lot?

July 8, 2020
HIM Briefings

CDI teams have had to adapt quickly to rapid changes. Understand how CDI leaders have modified practices to support their organizations, their teams, and their communities.

July 8, 2020
Medicare Web

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging CMS to delay the effective date of the Hospital Price Transparency Requirements final rule.

July 8, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the release of the 2021 ICD-10-CM code set files, a proposed decision memo regarding expanded coverage of a transcatheter mitral valve repair procedure, revisions to the July 2020 OPPS update, and more!