News & Analysis

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

July 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

In 2013, “Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice,” a collaboration between AHIMA and ACDIS, was published. It has served as the industry guideline for the establishment of best practices surrounding queries. The 2019 update reinforces the information set forth in the preceding practice briefs while also introducing some newer guidelines reflective of today’s healthcare environment.

July 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

Before starting an ambulatory or outpatient CDI program, those tasked with the project must first create some universal definitions so everyone is on the same page and speaking the same language.

June 19, 2019
Medicare Web

CMS may have overpaid hospitals, physicians, and freestanding facilities almost $270 million for polysomnography services that did not meet Medicare requirements over a two-year period, according to an Office of Inspector General report.

June 12, 2019
HIM Briefings

Inpatient rehabilitation facility documentation compliance is coming under scrutiny. Learn how you can improve processes, strengthen compliance, and avoid costly audits.

June 12, 2019
Medicare Web

On June 11, CMS published a Request for Information (RFI) as part of its Patients Over Paperwork initiative to collect public input on ways to reduce unnecessary administrative and regulatory burden.

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