Q: Sometimes the emergency department where I work gets so busy we have to evaluate patients before they can be placed in a room. I have seen nurses perform examinations on patients on stretchers in hallways where they can easily be overheard discussing medical histories and treatment options. Would this be considered a HIPAA violation?
This week’s Medicare updates include a thorough list of alternative payment models that CMS currently operates, the 2019 update to clinical lab fee schedule, a revision to a transmittal regarding medical review of diagnostic lab tests, and more!
Hospitals are allowed to publish a list of charges that contains UB-04 revenue codes when complying with 2019 IPPS final rule requirements requiring the publication of standard charges, the American Hospital Association (AHA) said in a regulatory advisory bulletin