News & Analysis

August 5, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We have a case in which there was an observation order for a patient with Medicare Part B as a primary insurance and Cigna as a secondary insurance. If this is billed to Medicare and denied, can the secondary insurance be billed?

August 2, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Suppose a patient comes in for psychological testing evaluation. The provider interprets the test results and patient data, prepares a report, and begins treatment planning. If the interactive feedback session is held several days later, how would this be reported using CPT codes?

August 2, 2019
Medicare Web

U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon issued preliminary approval on July 29 of an agreement that would require Premera Blue Cross to pay $74 million to settle a class-action lawsuit resulting from a 2015 data breach.

August 2, 2019
Medicare Web

The January 1, 2020, deadline for reporting Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for advanced diagnostic imaging is fast approaching—but organizations can’t wait until the new year to prepare.

August 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

Even if a hospital is not a teaching hospital, it may have services that require National Clinical Trial (NCT) reporting. It is logical for revenue integrity leadership to own this issue, but an explanation of the requirements for NCT reporting should be shared with all staff within the revenue cycle so there is a better appreciation of the fact that clinical trial billing rules apply more broadly than merely just to research or clinical trial studies.

August 1, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor checks in on the current status of the 340B court case in light of CMS' request for comments in the 2020 OPPS proposed rule on ways to remedy the 340B reimbursement adjustments. 

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