News & Analysis

February 17, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: It's easy for case managers to feel overwhelmed during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The workload has been burdensome for the past year, and many case managers are not able to strike the important work-life balance. What are some recommendations for reducing some of the stress and anxiety that has built up over the past year?

February 12, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: Was there an Excludes note change for subcategory G93.4- (other and unspecified encephalopathy) for fiscal year 2021? If so, how will it change any ICD-10-CM reporting and reimbursement for toxic encephalopathy and metabolic encephalopathy going forward?

February 11, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: My organization is considering outsourcing our coding to an offshore company. Does HIPAA apply only to healthcare entities and business associates located within the United States? If so, what would happen if the offshore third party experiences a breach? What are the risks associated with this decision?

February 10, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: With novel coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns still persisting, patients should be avoiding emergency department (ED) visits when possible. How can case managers help in this process?

February 8, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: What procedures were removed from the inpatient-only (IPO) list starting January 1, 2021? What status indicators and APCs were they assigned to?

February 5, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: What are spinal decompression procedures and how are they reported with CPT codes?