News & Analysis

March 19, 2019
Medicare Web

Value-based payment systems like Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System hold providers accountable for population health measures driven by factors beyond their control, and this has resulted in a misalignment in accountability, according to a commentary in the American Journal of Accountable Care.

March 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What statistics are recommended to include in denial summary reports?

March 18, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

In this month's Product Watch, we look at a managed service provider (MSP) that offers HIPAA-compliant MSP services, managed security services, disaster recovery sites, and the technical support to help covered entities and business associates breathe easier

March 15, 2019
Case Management Monthly

The disappearing MLN Matters® on total knee arthroplasty is back. CMS reissued it on January 24 with fixes to some—but not all—of the problems in the initial version.

March 15, 2019
Medicare Web

According to report, at least 50 employees of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago were fired for accessing the medical record of actor Jussie Smollett without authorization.

March 15, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We had a patient with hemorrhagic cystitis. Our preprocedural plan was a cystoscopy with a bladder biopsy and cauterization. How should this be reported in ICD-10-PCS? We are having trouble choosing between Control or another root operation, and we are getting different MS-DRGs depending how the procedure is reported.

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