News & Analysis

July 10, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: We have had patients admitted with both sepsis and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). How should these two diagnoses be sequenced in ICD-10-CM?

July 10, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Health disparities have received plenty of attention lately, and for good reason. These differences, which exist among various groups in the United States, can affect everything from readmission rates to health outcomes and are often the result of environmental, social, and economic factors.

July 10, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Irene, an expert medical case manager, is worried about her mother, Sadie, who is 87 years old with severe cardiovascular disease and mild-to-moderate dementia. Sadie lives in an assisted living facility. Clearly, she belongs to the group identified as being the most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

July 9, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: OCR has announced that it will waive enforcement discretion for HIPAA violations that occur at COVID-19 community-based testing sites. The agency did, however, indicate that reasonable safeguards should be implemented. What are your safeguard recommendations for a testing site that is constructed in a parking lot?

July 9, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses common questions related to patient status billing issues.

July 8, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: How has the 2-midnight rule been impacted by waivers issued during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? What changes should case managers be aware of?

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