News & Analysis

September 17, 2019
Medicare Web

More than two-thirds of Americans surveyed had at least one unmet social need in the past year and more than a quarter said an unmet social need has been a barrier to health, according to a report released in June by Kaiser Permanente.

September 16, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: For the purposes of categorizing charges, how can we determine which charges are related to the clinical trial and which are not?

September 13, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Would it be appropriate to query the provider for clarification if documentation for an orbital fracture doesn’t specify the location of the fracture and whether it is open or closed?

September 13, 2019
Medicare Web

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reached a settlement with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, a Florida hospital, for allegedly violating the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s right of access provision when it failed to give a mother timely access to her unborn child’s records, according to an OCR press release.

September 13, 2019
Case Management Monthly

Food insecurity is a common problem in the United States, affecting as many as one in eight Americans. It’s a problem that can cause health complications, compound existing ones, and ratchet up the cost of care for many patients.

September 12, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks at the ongoing judicial actions pertaining to discharge appeal rights for Medicare beneficiaries assigned to outpatient status or who have received observation services.

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