News & Analysis

September 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

Perhaps the most momentous Quality Payment Program (QPP) news in the proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is the Pathways (MVP) version of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) — but that’s not happening until 2021.

September 1, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Many healthcare organizations aren’t doing a great job assessing the HIPAA risks associated with third parties. Some are having a hard time devoting resources. And many are worried that their current manual risk management processes cannot keep pace with cyberthreats.

September 1, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Patients are getting emboldened in the digital age and want quicker, more efficient—immediate, really—access to medical records. Further, the government is reinforcing existing regulations and creating new rules around data sharing that require entities to make healthcare records more accessible and deliver records to patients in their desired electronic format. Technology innovation has made this much easier for healthcare facilities to accomplish.

September 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

by Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I

August 30, 2019
Medicare Web

HHS wants to update confidentiality rules that govern the medical records of substance use disorder patients, according to a proposed rule released August 22.

August 30, 2019
Medicare Web

The Revenue Integrity Symposium is a conference that truly speaks to the contemporary and emerging issues that revenue integrity professionals grapple with.

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