News & Analysis

August 17, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: What documentation elements are required to support a secondary diagnosis of malnutrition? Can the diagnosis be made based on lab results?

August 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, CMS has expanded patient access to telehealth services, allowing beneficiaries to receive a wide range of services without having to visit a healthcare facility.

July 22, 2020
HIM Briefings

The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is a rich source of data. Consider how to use the PEPPER to guide coding and CDI process improvements.

July 8, 2020
HIM Briefings

CDI teams have had to adapt quickly to rapid changes. Understand how CDI leaders have modified practices to support their organizations, their teams, and their communities.

June 10, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS updated its Medicare billing FAQs to include new questions related to National Coverage Determinations (NCD) during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE).

June 3, 2020
HIM Briefings

CMS packed some potentially game-changing proposals into a pared-down fiscal year (FY) 2021 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule. Understand how these proposals could have far-reaching implications for hospitals.