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.
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?
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!
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.
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.