After CMS reclassified homelessness from a non-complication or comorbidity to a complication or comorbidity code, organizations must ensure they are accurately documenting social determinants of health (SDoH) ICD-10-CM codes.
Niki Crawford, CCS-P, CPC, RCC, CCP-AS, CCP, QMC, describes a new addition to the Category III CPT code set with add-on code 0715T. She summarizes the procedure, reviews the associated technology, and gives coding tips and a clinical example.
Healthcare covered entities continue to have trouble getting patients their medical records. Since 2019, when the Office for Civil Rights began its Right of Access initiative, the HIPAA privacy and security enforcer has settled 45 cases related to patient requests for medical records.
The federal healthcare program Anti-Kickback Statute is a broad criminal statute that touches on numerous arrangements healthcare organizations may enter into. Refresh your knowledge of Anti-Kickback compliance including safe harbors.
Nurse and social worker discharge planners often manage complex patient cases. But how many also take the time to ensure family members are properly trained to provide the post-acute care that their loved one requires?