News & Analysis

October 16, 2018
Medicare Web

The United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Project (USALEEP) is a public health project measuring life expectancy at birth for nearly every neighborhood in the country. USALEEP data provide community health insights and show that not everyone has the same opportunity to be healthy where they live.

October 15, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

After two delays, the revisions to Federal Policy for the Protection for Human Subjects (45 CFR 46), also known as the “Common Rule,” will now go into effect January 21, 2019.

October 12, 2018
Case Management Monthly

Medicare beneficiaries who received transitional care services from physicians after they were discharged home from a healthcare organization had lower costs and were less likely to die in the month that followed than those who didn’t, according to a new study.

October 12, 2018
Medicare Web

The University of Michigan Medicine is notifying approximately 3,700 patients about a mailing error that resulted in letters containing personal health information to be sent to the wrong patients.

October 12, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: I know the -X{EPSU} modifiers are not yet required by CMS, but in what instance would modifier -XU (unusual non-overlapping service, the use of a service that is distinct because it does not overlap usual components of the main service) be justified instead of modifier -59 (distinct procedural service)?

October 11, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor provides and overview of some of the key corrections to the 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule.