This spring, CMS changed the scope of work for their Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIO) Livanta and Kepro, which became effective June 8. The QIOs’ responsibilities were narrowed to focus primarily on discharge appeals, quality complaints, and real-time advocacy for Medicare patients and families.
To prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes, community case managers must reach out to and support their patients who are elderly, disabled, or otherwise at risk. Disaster preparation is a huge endeavor for case managers.
Jackson Health System was fined $2.15 million for HIPAA violations that included an employee selling patient information for years, an incident in which an NFL player's PHI was shared with an ESPN reporter, and more.