News & Analysis

August 26, 2020
HIM Briefings

Determining which denials could be overturned on appeal is key to a successful denial management program. Learn how to leverage your appeal team's knowledge to create a data-driven scoring system.

August 24, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: What should be covered in a hospital's bad debt reporting compliance policy and procedure?

August 24, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

Q: Many organizations have outsourced their PHI disposal for years. With coronavirus limiting the number of people coming in and out of medical facilities, what are your suggestions for organizations that now have to take care of PHI disposal themselves? What are the most important things to remember when handling this process?

August 21, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Case management directors and utilization review (UR) case managers beware! In a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document released in July, CMS said it expects to discontinue enforcement discretion for Medicare fee-for-service medical reviews beginning August 3, regardless of the status of the public health emergency (PHE).

August 20, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses the devastating impact of COVID-19 on skilled nursing and long-term care faciltiies, and it examines ways the federal government is assisting these facilties via regulatory and financial support. 

August 20, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: If researchers want to obtain PHI for a person who died of COVID-19, what is the protocol for releasing that information? What are the HIPAA protections?