News & Analysis

November 25, 2020
HIM Briefings

A formal CDI program can address many of the challenges home health agencies face, but knowing how to start one isn’t easy. Consider these tips to create a focused home health CDI program.

November 25, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS finalized the long-awaited Stark Law final rule on November 20. The final rule includes significant changes to exceptions to the law as well as expanded guidance and clarification.

November 25, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include three new additions to the OIG Work Plan, a new webpage on billing and coding for COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment, a transmittal on the implementation of two new NUBC condition codes, and more!

November 25, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: The 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule requires providers to transmit all records to Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) electronically. How can organizations make sure that they are in compliance if they’re not already?

November 23, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: How much will Medicare pay for FDA-approved or emergency use authorized COVID-19 vaccines?

November 23, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

Q: If we end a contract with a business associate (BA), does the BA need to provide us with assurance that all protected health information (PHI) has been destroyed? Is this something that should be written into the initial contract? What are the steps to take if the BA does not respond to requests to confirm deletion of PHI?

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