Q: Do companies such as FitBit (and others that sell wearable devices that track and store health information) need to abide by HIPAA regulations? Should I be concerned with how these companies are viewing and sharing my health information?
This week’s Medicare updates include the April update to the ambulatory surgical center payment system, information on COVID-19 Advanced and Accelerated Payment recoupment, an update on an issue with therapy claims, and more!
Q: We have heard that Medicare short-stay inpatient admissions may soon come under increasing audit scrutiny by Livanta, the Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organizations that was awarded the nationwide contract for reviewing these admissions. What can we do to reduce our audit risk?