News & Analysis

August 21, 2019
HIM Briefings

Use these three tips to catch up on strategies to adapt to the evolving reimbursement landscape.

August 15, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is there anything that a hospital needs to do regarding HIPAA and the confidentiality of famous patients? Obviously employees shouldn’t snoop, but can you recommend any added protections?

August 14, 2019
HIM Briefings

CMS’ inpatient-only rule seems simple enough on the surface—certain specified procedures, all noted in the OPPS inpatient-only list, must be performed on an inpatient basis regardless of the patient’s expected length of stay. But as with anything in healthcare, implementing this rule is hardly simple, and many organizations continue to misapply it and lose revenue as a result. Get expert answers to common inpatient-only compliance stumbling blocks.

August 7, 2019
HIM Briefings

Starting January 1, 2020, the education and operations testing period will kick off, and organizations will be required to report appropriate use criteria (AUC) consultation information. Learn what you can do now to help your organization prepare to report AUCs in 2020 and beyond.

August 2, 2019
Medicare Web

U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon issued preliminary approval on July 29 of an agreement that would require Premera Blue Cross to pay $74 million to settle a class-action lawsuit resulting from a 2015 data breach.

August 2, 2019
Medicare Web

The January 1, 2020, deadline for reporting Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for advanced diagnostic imaging is fast approaching—but organizations can’t wait until the new year to prepare.

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