News & Analysis

September 21, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

Q: We recently took a survey and many of our employees admitted to saving their passwords in a Word® document or a Notes® file on their phone. Is this riskier than having passwords written down on paper and stored in a safe place at work or home? How can we discourage employees from writing down their passwords anywhere?

September 18, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Case management directors and their staffs are vigilantly watching the nursing homes in their areas to determine which nursing homes have available beds and which may have no beds at all due to a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

September 18, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: When is it appropriate to report both flash or acute pulmonary edema and acute on chronic heart failure (diastolic, systolic, or other) in ICD-10-CM? What other etiologies lead to flash pulmonary edema and how do I know when to query?

September 17, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Following a breach, many organizations post a breach notification letter to their website. Is there a particular spot on the site that it must be posted? Can the link to the notification letter be posted anywhere on the homepage?

September 17, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses FY 2021 IPPS payment factors that currently determine Medicare reimbursement for acute hospital inpatient services.

September 16, 2020
HIM Briefings

CMS laid the groundwork for a dramatic revision of MS-DRG rate setting in the 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). The agency also rolled out code changes and MS-DRG updates. Ensure your organization is compliance with new requirements.