News & Analysis

September 18, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include an article for health care professionals to use as a resource throughout the 2019-20 flu season, an OIG data brief on using CERT data to identify high-risk home health agencies, revisions to the Claims Processing Manual regarding billing for Part B inpatient services, and more! 

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 16, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Many healthcare organizations aren’t doing a great job assessing the HIPAA risks associated with third parties. Some are having a hard time devoting resources. And many are worried that their current manual risk management processes cannot keep pace with cyberthreats.

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.

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