News & Analysis

June 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CICA, CHRC, CHPC, CHEP, CHC, CICA, CAC, CACO, looks at the implications of a recent OIG brief on how Medicare Advantage organizations could use national provider identifiers (NPI) to monitor for fraud, waste, and abuse. 

June 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

In the U.S., tympanostomy tube insertion is the most common ambulatory surgery performed on children under 15, according to StatPearls. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA, reviews common types of ear infections and CPT coding for myringotomies with tympanostomy tube insertion.

June 1, 2021
Case Management Monthly

More people have gone without needed health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and CMS is now trying to close that gap.

June 1, 2021
Briefings on HIPAA

In July 2020, managed IT services provider Blackbaud disclosed it was the victim of an unnamed ransomware attack. The company paid the ransom, according to a January 14, 2021 report by the HHS Cybersecurity Program titled “Distributed Attacks and the Healthcare Industry.”

May 27, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor reviews the proposed updates to quality reporting programs that were introduced in the FY 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule. 

May 26, 2021
HIM Briefings

Performance benchmarks are key to improving CDI programs. Use these tips to identify key data to collect, analyze, and apply.