News & Analysis

March 1, 2010
Case Management Monthly

At this juncture in the evolution of case management services, we have reached the tipping point of hospitals acknowledging that they should have some evaluation of each patient’s level-of-care needs at the front door.

March 1, 2010
Case Management Monthly

Instead of paying for hospital and physician ­services ­separately, the ACE demonstration program bundles payments for specific cardiac and orthopedic procedures into one lump sum to encourage collaboration.

February 2, 2010
HIM Briefings

CMS has once again contracted with the TMF Health Quality Institute to release Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reports (PEPPER) data in 2010.

February 2, 2010
HIM Briefings

The AMA added many new HCPCS G and J codes for 2010. Use this quiz to test staff members’ knowledge of the new codes.

February 2, 2010
HIM Briefings

You receive a letter in the mail requesting copies of medical records for an audit. It looks much like the one you received the day before, but the return address is different. And they both look quite similar to the other request for documentation you received last week. 

February 2, 2010
HIM Briefings

Just getting started with your transition to an EHR? Consider these five tips from experts in the field as well as some of the providers who’ve been in your shoes.

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