News & Analysis

August 19, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: As a case manager, part of my job is making sure my patients are capable of utilizing technology to access telemedicine. What are your recommendations for helping patients get up to speed with technology?

August 19, 2020
Medicare Web

Inpatient novel coronavirus (COVID-19) claims will require a positive viral test result to be eligible for the 20% increase in the MS-DRG weighting factor, effective for admissions on or after September 1.

August 17, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

Have you ever heard someone say, “I can’t tell you because HIPAA says I can’t”? Often, that’s not true.

August 17, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: What documentation elements are required to support a secondary diagnosis of malnutrition? Can the diagnosis be made based on lab results?

August 14, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: We have patients being admitted for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and most of them have a laundry list of various manifestations and complications. Do all manifestations and complications need to be reported in ICD-10-CM?

August 13, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses the impact of the proposed relative value unit (RVU) changes in the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule.

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