News & Analysis

March 15, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We had a patient with hemorrhagic cystitis. Our preprocedural plan was a cystoscopy with a bladder biopsy and cauterization. How should this be reported in ICD-10-PCS? We are having trouble choosing between Control or another root operation, and we are getting different MS-DRGs depending how the procedure is reported.

March 14, 2019
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Q: I recently filed a complaint against my insurance company. The insurance agent who handles my case informed my boss that I filed a complaint against her. Now my boss is mad at me, and I feel like my job is at risk. Is this a HIPAA violation?

March 13, 2019
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Q: Do you have any advice for what to do when confronted with a duty-to-warn situation?

March 8, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is it ever appropriate to report an E/M service on the same date of service as a scheduled drug administration service?

March 7, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: A pain specialist practice called to set up an apointment for my wife while she was out. She has various medical problems, and I am often in contact with her doctors. I asked if I could set up the appointment, and they said it would be a HIPAA violation to speak to anyone other than the patient about their schedule. Is that correct?

March 6, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is there a difference between a conflict of interest and a dual relationship for a case manager?