News & Analysis

July 24, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include an article on waivers available in Louisiana to assist in the recovery efforts from Tropical Storm Barry, a proposed rule on increased flexibilities for long-term care facilities, a proposed decision memo on coverage of acupuncture for low back pain, and more!

July 22, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

A recent HIPAA breach that involved transmission of PHI to only one party—a reporter—nonetheless cost a Connecticut practice $125,000, in part because the practice didn’t take simple precautions.

July 17, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the CY 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System proposed rule, a series of OIG reports on hospice deficiencies, the new interest rate for Medicare overpayments and underpayments, and more!

July 15, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Large-scale data breaches in the healthcare industry show no sign of decreasing. In this mid-year recap, we discuss the largest breach of 2019.

July 10, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a decision memo for an ambulatory blood pressure monitoring NCD, another extension of enforcement discretion for the laboratory date of service exception policy, a fact sheet on proper billing processes for DMEPOS items delivered to inpatients, and more!

July 3, 2019
Medicare Web

Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland, will pay $3,154,000 to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary evaluation and management services and separately billing bundled procedures