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!
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?
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?