News & Analysis

October 7, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor explores the proposed changes to billing for therapy assistant services from the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

October 6, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a final decision memo on an NCD for home use of oxygen to treat cluster headaches, a notice about CMS exercising enforcement discretion for certain SNF consolidated billing provisions, an interim final rule on new policies against surprise billing, and more! 

October 6, 2021
HIM Briefings

A pair of new rules require organizations to meet specific interoperability and patient access requirements but confusion about the rules and low awareness of the requirements hampers compliance efforts. Learn how your organization's compliance and implementation efforts compare to peers.

October 1, 2021
Briefings on HIPAA

In its July newsletter, OCR announced a collaboration with the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to seek user feedback and improvement suggestions on its Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool.

October 1, 2021
Briefings on HIPAA

H.R. 7898 became law on January 5, 2021, and amended the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act to require the secretary of HHS to consider certain recognized security practices of covered entities and business associates when making certain determinations, and for other purposes.

October 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Several CPT modifiers have similar definitions, which can make distinguishing between them challenging. Review guidance for the appropriate application of modifier -51 versus -59 and discontinued service modifiers -52, -53, -73, and -74.

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