Anna, a case manager who practices in a pulmonologist’s office, manages adult high-risk asthmatic patient care. The office serves more than 2,000 patients, which Anna learns is the upper range of average. She recently learned that the American Association for Physician Leadership believes that a physician’s office can successfully handle a volume of 3,000 patients.
CMS has reinstated the short-stay reviews and high-weighted DRG reviews originally halted in 2019. The national contract to conduct these reviews was awarded to Livanta, one of the Beneficiary & Family-Centered Care and Quality Improvement Organizations.
This week’s Medicare updates include billing and coding updates for COVID-19 booster shots, new items on the OIG Work Plan, a proposed decision memo on an NCD for Transvenous (Catheter) Pulmonary Embolectomy, and more!