Q: We do in-depth HIPAA assessments for our clients, but some clients want a simple assessment that they can keep up with them to maintain compliance. Do you have any recommendations for streamlining security assessments?
Facility evaluation and management (E/M) coding is based on the facility resources utilized to provide medical care. Because CMS has not created national E/M guidelines for emergency department (ED) services, providers must create their own criteria for each visit level. Review your organization’s ED E/M leveling policies to ensure compliance.
This week’s Medicare updates include a Special Edition MLN Matters article on the new documentation requirements for cost reports, revised manual instructions related to the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model, an OIG review of the impact of price substitutions based on average sales price data, and more!
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) will review Medicare’s diagnosis-related group (DRG) window policy to determine whether the program could save money by expanding the policy to include more days, according to an update to the OIG Work Plan.