News & Analysis

December 1, 2010
HIM Briefings

An EHR will make all of your problems—well, except for the move to ICD-10—go away, won’t it? Maybe not right away, but eventually?

December 1, 2010
Case Management Monthly

The rules for making proper level-of-care decisions are lengthy and confusing, which makes the role of the physician advisor within the utilization review (UR) committee extremely critical.

December 1, 2010
Briefings on HIPAA

Q. An insurance company is requesting copies of medical records to review our CPT coding. These cases are at least a year old and have been paid already. The insurance company said its review will not affect our payment. Do we need patient authorization to release these records, since this does not involve treatment, payment, or office operations?

December 1, 2010
Briefings on HIPAA

Almost every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive, like the ones on computers, storing an image of every document copied, scanned, or e-mailed by the machine. This advanced technology has opened a dangerous hole in data security. Used copy machines, which are often resold, can contain lots of sensitive information, including PHI.

December 1, 2010
Case Management Monthly

One of the more talked-about initiatives in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the creation of accountable care organizations (ACO) and the global payment pilot projects. 

December 1, 2010
Case Management Monthly

Several facilities share their strategies for caring for IV drug users that require IV antibiotic treatment. 

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