News & Analysis

April 3, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Is there is any guidance on ICD-10-CM reporting for screening for COVID-19? For example, a patient was admitted with pneumonia and the physician documented “COVID-19 screening completed–NEGATIVE.” Would it be appropriate to assign ICD-10-CM code Z11.59 (encounter for screening for other viral diseases) for this?

April 3, 2020
Case Management Monthly

It’s Monday morning and case manager Kim is sitting in her office. She starts her day by printing her patient care unit census. She reads through each of the patient names on the census when one catches her attention.

April 2, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Are there certain rules in place for the disclosure of psychiatric health information, as opposed to medical information that is considered PHI?

April 2, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses the provisions of the CARES Act that are most pertinent to Medicare benefits, providers, and suppliers. 

April 1, 2020
Medicare Web

Hospitals may now apply for accelerated and advanced Medicare payments to offset the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

April 1, 2020
HIM Briefings

HIM Briefings’ 2020 EHR benchmark survey examined EHR use and the role of HIM professionals in EHR management, including common challenges and benefits. Learn how your experience compares to your peers’ and how you can improve EHR management.

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