News & Analysis

October 7, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a new website devoted to price transparency, clarifications on guidance related to emergency preparedness requirements, updated COVID-19 blanket waivers for teaching hospitals, and more!

October 7, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: It seems that telemedicine is here to stay, but perhaps not every patient is ready to use telemedicine. What are your best strategies for assessing a person's abilities with technology?

October 5, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: How will CMS make payments for radiation therapy (RT) services under the Radiation Oncology Model rule?

October 5, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

When an organization discovers a hacker infiltrating the network, the natural response is to act quickly and shut down everything.

Of course, it’s important to show urgency in a response, but urgency without a well-constructed, well-rehearsed plan won’t do an organization any good. In fact, it may even exacerbate the issue.

October 2, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: During an outpatient visit, a nurse reviews the patient’s medical history and a physician performs an examination in the presence of the nurse. If you adhere to the 2021 E/M guidelines and use time as the controlling factor for code selection, can you report one E/M code for these shared services?

October 2, 2020
Case Management Monthly

For case managers, working with patients experiencing homelessness is always a challenge. But now, amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many fear the problem will soon grow exponentially worse.

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