Q: One of the biggest challenges for case management directors is gaining the physician’s cooperation with documentation as they continue to face high patient volumes. What approaches should be taken to get physicians on the same page as case management directors?
Q: We have a patient admitted for COVID-19 who is now showing signs of cytokine release syndrome (CRS). Can you give our team more information on symptoms or clinical indicators for CRS as well as any ICD-10-CM coding advice?
Q: Do companies such as FitBit (and others that sell wearable devices that track and store health information) need to abide by HIPAA regulations? Should I be concerned with how these companies are viewing and sharing my health information?
Q: We have heard that Medicare short-stay inpatient admissions may soon come under increasing audit scrutiny by Livanta, the Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organizations that was awarded the nationwide contract for reviewing these admissions. What can we do to reduce our audit risk?