News & Analysis

January 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Twelve state attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit last month against Medical Informatics Engineering Inc., in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for failing to secure its computer systems, which resulted in a HIPAA data breach that compromised the data of more than 3.9 million people.

January 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: A physician documented that a pregnant patient is obese, and the patient’s chart has a listed body mass index (BMI) score. Can we assign an ICD-10-CM BMI code in this instance or should this never be done for an obstetrics patient?

January 18, 2019
Case Management Monthly

Case managers focus a lot on the health of their patients, but many don’t devote much time to maintaining their own health, even in the face of job stress and long hours.

January 17, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: In a previous question, you said you can destroy paper records like charts as soon as they are scanned into the EMR if your state considers electronic storage media legally acceptable for medical records. My organization is currently rewriting our policy on shredding charts; is there any reference to this in HIPAA that we can use to back this up?

January 17, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor reviews the policies and procedures surrounding the implementation of a new provider specialty code for Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

January 16, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a transmittal implementing quarterly updates to the DMEPOS competitive bidding program files, a transmittal implementing 14 newly waived CLIA tests, the quarterly update to the NCCI procedure-to-procedure edits, and more!

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