News & Analysis

June 15, 2018
Case Management Monthly

Does your performance under the HRRP truly reflect the quality of care at your organization? There can be vast differences in 30-day hospital readmission rates for patients and conditions studied under the Medicare program, compared to other patients at an organization.

June 15, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: I am confused about the difference between the laterality modifiers -LT (left side) and -RT (right side) and modifier -50 (bilateral procedure). Can you explain?

June 14, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor outlines the possible payment pitfalls of a coding clarification CMS included in the July 2018 update to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System. 

June 13, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include an OIG study on increases in reimbursement totals for brand-name drugs in Part D, a Special Edition MLN Matters article on hospice billing and claims processing, the July 2018 quarterly update to the Durable Medical Equipment fee schedule, and more!   

June 13, 2018
HIM Briefings

The proliferation of electronic systems, applications, and medical devices in healthcare creates challenges within and across organizations. With the ever-expanding uses of healthcare information, it is critical to understand the impact of big data and data analytics and the importance of information governance.

June 13, 2018
Medicare Web

What guidelines can hospitals follow to establish ambulatory case management staffing ratios?

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