News & Analysis

January 20, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: It's been recommended that we develop a chargemaster maintenance team. What departments and roles should be part of this team? Who should lead it?

January 20, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

While the Privacy Rule applies to various types of health information, the Security Rule only applies to electronic protected health information (ePHI). The major goal of the Security Rule is to ensure proper safeguards are in place for the storing, maintaining, and transmission of ePHI.

January 17, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: A physician performed a pleural catheter flush using saline with manual clearance of clots under ultrasound guidance. Should we bill an E/M code for an outpatient office visit or report this using other CPT codes?

January 16, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: The Office for Civil Righs (OCR) has settled its first case related to its Right of Access initiative. What is important to know about this from a security standpoint? Where are common security missteps with releasing information to patients upon request?

January 16, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses the bundling rules and exceptions for billing outpatient services during the three-day payment window.  

January 15, 2020
Medicare Web

HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) should step up oversight of hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended in a recent report.

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