News & Analysis

January 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: A physician documented that a pregnant patient is obese, and the patient’s chart has a listed body mass index (BMI) score. Can we assign an ICD-10-CM BMI code in this instance or should this never be done for an obstetrics patient?

January 17, 2019
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Q: In a previous question, you said you can destroy paper records like charts as soon as they are scanned into the EMR if your state considers electronic storage media legally acceptable for medical records. My organization is currently rewriting our policy on shredding charts; is there any reference to this in HIPAA that we can use to back this up?

January 16, 2019
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Q: I have heard of the Plan, Do, Check, Act process for quality management. Can you explain how this process works?

January 11, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Considering the fiscal year 2019 update to the ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for Transfer procedures, how should we now report a pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap procedure in ICD-10-PCS?

January 10, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Does sharing the phone number of a physician who does not work in-house at a lab facility with a patient constitute a HIPAA violation?  

January 9, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What kinds of technology should case managers be using to help them on the job?