News & Analysis

May 1, 2020
Case Management Monthly

CMS issued a waiver on March 13 designed to help hospitals and other healthcare facilities better respond to the surge in demand placed on them by the COVID-19 pandemic. The waiver allows CMS to bypass traditional rules, including Conditions of Participation when necessary, and aims to help organizations move patients through levels of care more quickly to free up needed hospital beds for critically ill COVID-19 patients.

April 30, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Do you know if offices have any tablets or computers people can use in which they might log into an account? If so, are there rules governing password retention or auto logouts they need to consider?

April 30, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor looks at the timing of the prior authorization program implementation in light of the current COVID-19 public health emergency.

April 29, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include recommendations on re-opening facilities for non-emergent, non-COVID-19 care, new guidelines for nursing homes on notification of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases, a notice about the Accelerated and Advance Payment Programs, and more!

April 29, 2020
Medicare Web

HHS’ Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) launched a portal that allows organizations to submit claims for treating uninsured novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. Reimbursement is available for claims for testing, treatment, and inpatient admissions billed on or after February 4.

April 29, 2020
HIM Briefings

Coders can raise the flag for the risk management department by signaling unexpected patient care occurrences, such as a nicked organ during surgery. Use this sample occurrence report form as a template for your organization.

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