News & Analysis

March 11, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What's the process for a fourth level Medicare appeal?

March 11, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

As telehealth expands and technology improves, there are an increasing number of options for communication between healthcare providers and patients as well as between providers, but such services raise concerns for HIPAA compliance due to the method of transmission and issues of security compliance.

March 8, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is it ever appropriate to report an E/M service on the same date of service as a scheduled drug administration service?

March 8, 2019
Case Management Monthly

The latest Biennial Health Insurance Survey released by the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that aims to promote a high-performing healthcare system, finds that a growing number of Americans are struggling with insurance-related problems.

March 7, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: A pain specialist practice called to set up an apointment for my wife while she was out. She has various medical problems, and I am often in contact with her doctors. I asked if I could set up the appointment, and they said it would be a HIPAA violation to speak to anyone other than the patient about their schedule. Is that correct?

March 7, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor examines new information from CMS on the usage of modifiers -59 and -X{EPSU}.

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