Q: If a person has a history of substance abuse, but at the time of admission appears to be of sound mind, is that patient’s personal representative still entitled to receive information about the patient’s treatment and status?
This week’s Medicare updates include new guidance on elective procedures for end-stage renal disease patients during the public health emergency, new additions to the OIG work plan, updated data on opioid use in Medicare Part D, and more!
Finding the right applicant to fill a vacancy in the coding department can be challenging. Organizations can help close the gap and improve their coding staff by implementing an apprentice program. Use this sample education schedule to help develop a program at your organization.