News & Analysis

November 1, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: How do we bill for items provided to a patient participating in a clinical trial that are not listed on the billing intention?

November 1, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

OCR enforces the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification rules. Failing to properly manage and oversee remote access to and the protection of health information can be costly, as the following three cases demonstrate. 

November 1, 2019
Case Management Monthly

Four years after they were proposed, CMS has finalized a series of discharge planning changes that went into effect on October 29. The final rule, called Revisions to Discharge Planning Requirements [CMS-3317-F], imposes a number of new requirements—ranging from how to notify patients about their choice in postacute providers to prioritizing patient preferences when developing discharge plans and treatment goals.

November 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

In today’s virtual environment, with its focus on flexible schedules, organizing the coding function requires consideration of time zones, team member skills, volume of work, and claim-processing schedules.

October 31, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is there ever a case in which, even with end-to-end encryption in place, you could still have breach notification requirements?

October 31, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses operational considerations to make while implementing new billing processes for therapy assistant modifiers. 

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