News & Analysis

January 17, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: A physician performed a pleural catheter flush using saline with manual clearance of clots under ultrasound guidance. Should we bill an E/M code for an outpatient office visit or report this using other CPT codes?

January 16, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: The Office for Civil Righs (OCR) has settled its first case related to its Right of Access initiative. What is important to know about this from a security standpoint? Where are common security missteps with releasing information to patients upon request?

January 16, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses the bundling rules and exceptions for billing outpatient services during the three-day payment window.  

January 15, 2020
Medicare Web

HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) should step up oversight of hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended in a recent report.

January 15, 2020
HIM Briefings

Take a look at some common questions asked about MS-DRG optimization and review how inpatient coding and documentation plays a significant role in the process. Learning the ins and outs of this process will ensure that your facility remains educated and compliant.

January 15, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Do you have advice for case managers following the recent implementation of CMS’ discharge planning rule?

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