The Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) July Cybersecurity Newsletter, released last week, gave advice on disposing electronic devices and media to protect sensitive information like financial records and electronic personal health information.
Q: When is it appropriate to bill CPT code 77470 (special treatment procedure [e.g. total body irradiation, hemibody radiation, per oral or endocavitary irradiation]) for a special treatment procedure?
As you develop a case management program, recognize the importance of clarifying case management and coordination to the provider, payer, and consumer. It is also important to understand the basic and standardized roles of the RN case manager and clinical social worker.
This week's note from the instructor reviews some of the major proposals in the 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule and examines the impact these proposals may have on health systems.
Q: Is it permissible to take pictures of patients (including behavioral health) for identification purposes as a part of the registration process? Do the patients need to sign a consent form before their picture can be taken?
This week’s Medicare updates include the introduction of step therapy for Medicare Advantage plans, a correction to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, a new 2019 benefit for the Next Generation ACO model, and more!