News & Analysis

September 20, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We recently had a patient who was admitted with sepsis and the physician documented sepsis, a urinary tract infection (UTI) related to a chronic Foley catheter, and pneumonia. Can we report sepsis first instead of the complication code, or is the complication always first?

September 19, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule strictly prohibit the disclosure or request of an entire medical record? If not, does there need to be a case-by-case justification every time an entire record is disclosed?

September 19, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor reviews recent clarifications for the use of revenue coes 0942 and 0240 when billing for hospital inpatient Part B services. 

September 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: How can case managers help ensure that bias doesn’t interfere with patient care?

September 18, 2019
Medicare Web

CMS recently reminded hospitals to review compliance with Medicare policy for billing Part B inpatient services.

September 18, 2019
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include an article for health care professionals to use as a resource throughout the 2019-20 flu season, an OIG data brief on using CERT data to identify high-risk home health agencies, revisions to the Claims Processing Manual regarding billing for Part B inpatient services, and more! 

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