In September, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released its fall 2022 data for enforcement. Covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA) can review this data to determine areas that most commonly trigger enforcement on behalf of the government’s regulator for the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules.
This week’s Medicare updates include the January 2023 OPPS update transmittal, a proposed rule on interoperability and improving prior authorization processes, billing instructions for home or residence services, and more!
CMS confirmed in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule that it will adopt the framework of the revised AMA E/M guidelines, including payment based on medical decision-making (MDM) or time, effective January 1, 2023. Laura Evans, CPC, explains how the agency will diverge from the AMA on some points, however.