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.
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.
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.”