News & Analysis

October 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We had a patient with Type 2 diabetes who was admitted for hypoglycemia with metabolic encephalopathy. The patient also had stage 2 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a diagnosis of hypertension (HTN). Which ICD-10-CM codes should we assign for this patient’s encounter?

October 17, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We’ve had a breach of unsecured PHI regarding an out-of-state patient. What is your recommended first step in terms of which breach notification laws—state vs. federal—we need to comply with?

October 16, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Why do some patients seem so unwilling to talk about food insecurity?

October 14, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is it recommended to charge for a drug when it's dispensed or upon actual administration of the drug?

October 11, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What clinical information is needed to effectively code and bill for the application of a cellular tissue-based product (CTP)?

October 10, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: If you discover that you have accidentally accessed a patient’s information on your facility’s computer system, what’s the best course of action? Who should you notify first? Are you at risk of being in trouble if you looked at the information before realizing the error?