News & Analysis

June 24, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

In this month's security Q&A, our expert answers questions on smart devices used in residential care, security incidents vs. security breaches, clinical staff using personal cell phones, and more.

June 24, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: My team is asking me if we should combine pre-admission testing (PAT) visits with the surgery bill. I'm thinking no because some of the PAT services are not routine for the surgery. However, isn't there a rule about services that can't be billed separately prior to surgery?

June 21, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: A clinician documented "combination Type 1 and Type 2, diabetes mellitus in poor control." This condition is sometimes called Type 1.5 diabetes. What is the correct ICD-10-CM code assignment for Type 1.5 diabetes?

June 20, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: I have heard that HIPAA says covered entities must keep data backups a minimum of five miles away from the original site where the data was collected. Is this correct? Are there any restrictions or guidance about the location of data backups?

June 19, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: How does the Medicare Care Choices Model help patients who need hospice care?

June 17, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Our clinical trial claims often hit edits for missing drugs or devices when those are supplied by the trial sponsor and we can't bill for them. We've been manually reviewing these edits. Is there a recommended method for handling these types of edits that's more efficient?

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