News & Analysis

July 1, 2021
Briefings on HIPAA

Chris Apgar, CISSP, answers submitted questions on a variety of HIPAA topics.

July 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Approximately 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the U.S. population, were diagnosed with diabetes in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2 and ICD-10-CM coding for these conditions.

July 1, 2021
Briefings on HIPAA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FBI have observed continued targeting through spearphishing campaigns using TrickBot malware in North America, according to a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory published in March and updated in May.

June 30, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include download files for the 2022 ICD-10-CM codes, the July 2021 update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System, revised guidance on emergency preparedness requirements, and more!

June 30, 2021
HIM Briefings

Modifier -XE (separate encounter) is used to indicate a separate surgical operative session on the same date of service or a distinct encounter after the patient has left the hospital or changed status/locations within the facility. Use this flowchart to support accurate use as a template for your organization.

June 24, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses coding, documentation, and billing requirements for polysomnography services in light of multiple recent OIG reviews of the topic. 

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