News & Analysis

January 24, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Case manager discharge planners, get ready: Another challenge awaits us in 2020. Beside the new Medicare discharge planning rule, more changes were made to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.

January 23, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses the new appropriate use criteria reporting requirements for providers ordering advanced diagnostic imaging services in 2020. 

January 22, 2020
Medicare Web

The 340B drug discount program does not appear to incentivize hospitals to use more expensive drugs, according a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report presented at its January 17 meeting.

January 22, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a new addition to the OIG work plan, the January edition of the Medicare Quarterly Compliance Newsletter, the January 2020 update to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System, and more!

January 22, 2020
HIM Briefings

Conflicting provider documentation can raise red flags for auditors and slow down coding. Learn about common causes of conflicting documentation and strategies to reduce its occurrence.

January 20, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

While the Privacy Rule applies to various types of health information, the Security Rule only applies to electronic protected health information (ePHI). The major goal of the Security Rule is to ensure proper safeguards are in place for the storing, maintaining, and transmission of ePHI.