News & Analysis

October 21, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is there a recommended practice for how modifiers should be included in the chargemaster? Is it preferred to add them as a separate field or included in the HCPCS field?

October 18, 2019
Medicare Web

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on October 7 that prohibits ambulance and first response service providers from selling patient information to third parties for marketing purposes.

October 18, 2019
Case Management Monthly

While the Violence Prevention Program at Johns Hopkins addresses a very specific population, many of the lessons learned can be applied to almost any patient who is hesitant to accept resources. Included in this article are some of the program’s tips and strategies that you can apply to some of your more challenging cases.

October 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We had a patient with Type 2 diabetes who was admitted for hypoglycemia with metabolic encephalopathy. The patient also had stage 2 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a diagnosis of hypertension (HTN). Which ICD-10-CM codes should we assign for this patient’s encounter?

October 17, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks at Medicare regulations and requirements regarding hospital pricing of services.

October 17, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We’ve had a breach of unsecured PHI regarding an out-of-state patient. What is your recommended first step in terms of which breach notification laws—state vs. federal—we need to comply with?

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