News & Analysis

September 5, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What is the difference between a security incident and a breach? Should they be handled differently?

September 4, 2019
HIM Briefings

The 2020 IPPS final rule made major changes to the hospital wage index and new technology payments. Brush up on the details to ensure your organization is ready.

September 4, 2019
Medicare Web

The October 2019 OPPS quarterly update reassigned certain injections from non-payable to separately payable. CMS also revised the status indicators for several recently approved advanced diagnostic laboratory tests (ADLT).

August 30, 2019
Medicare Web

HHS wants to update confidentiality rules that govern the medical records of substance use disorder patients, according to a proposed rule released August 22.

August 29, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We do in-depth HIPAA assessments for our clients, but some clients want a simple assessment that they can keep up with them to maintain compliance. Do you have any recommendations for streamlining security assessments?

August 28, 2019
HIM Briefings

Facility evaluation and management (E/M) coding is based on the facility resources utilized to provide medical care. Because CMS has not created national E/M guidelines for emergency department (ED) services, providers must create their own criteria for each visit level. Review your organization’s ED E/M leveling policies to ensure compliance.

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