News & Analysis

July 1, 2019
Case Management Monthly

There are some changes to the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-Quality Improvement Organization’s (BFCC-QIO) program, and if you’re one of the organizations affected by the changes, you may need to update your patient notices to reflect them.

July 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

ED physicians commonly treat fractures. A fracture can be the result of a traumatic injury, such as a fall, or may be pathologic (i.e., due to a disease process). In general, fractures can be classified as open or closed, displaced or nondisplaced.

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.

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
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.

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.

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