News & Analysis

April 23, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

The 2009 HITECH Act created the breach reporting rule. The following will summarize the rule, paying specific attention to the modifications that were detailed in the Omnibus Rule of January 23, 2013.

April 23, 2018
Medicare Web

Under what circumstances would it be appropriate for a patient who does not meet inpatient criteria to be registered as outpatient receiving observation services?

April 20, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: How should drug administration services be reported when they cross the midnight hour?

April 20, 2018
Case Management Monthly

Case managers today face significant challenges when working with patients who abuse opioids. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s 2016 figures, some 2 million Americans had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain medicine in 2015, and an additional 591,000 had a heroin use disorder.

April 20, 2018
Medicare Web

The Mississippi State Department of Health in Jackson, Mississippi, recently notified 30,799 patients of an email breach that gave a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contractor unauthorized access to patient information, according to a press release

April 19, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor is the first article in a series reviewing the coverage, billing, and payment rules for swing bed services. This edition of the series focuses on the definition of swing bed services and general requirements hospitals must meet to provide covered swing bed services. 

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