News & Analysis

December 11, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: CMS' Primary Care First Model Options program begins in 2021, but what should our facility be considering now if we want to join?

December 6, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What is the appropriate CPT code to use for ultrasound (US) guidance during an embryo transfer procedure? 

December 5, 2019
Medicare Web

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and other hospital groups argue that the final rule is unlawful because it exceeds CMS' statutory authority.

December 5, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines the impact of the Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rules on critical access hospitals (CAH) and rural health clincis (RHC). 

December 5, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Does a Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) have to be included in a lobby or just handed out to patients during admission? What are good practices generally with the NPP?

December 4, 2019
Medicare Web

Carolinas Hospital in Florence, South Carolina, received $431,757 in Medicare overpayments for incorrectly billed inpatient and outpatient services, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit report released November 26. Based on the sample, the OIG estimates the hospital may have received at least $3.4 million in overpayments.

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