Author "Barbara Cobuzzi"

By Barbara Cobuzzi
In CMS
Nov 1st, 2018
Anthem paid a $16 million settlement resulting from a series of attacks in both 2014 and 2015 that had the potential to expose personal health information (PHI) of 79 million people.  Although they paid the $16 million settlement, Anthem does not adm...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Coding
Oct 22nd, 2018
As we all just implemented ICD-10 changes for 2019, ICD-11 is being worked on. Don’t worry, it is not going to be implemented next year, but it is being planned for some time after 2022, which is actually not very far away. We will have just gotten us...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
Oct 22nd, 2018
Deloitte did a 2018 survey of U.S. healthcare consumers and physicians, and found: 90 percent of physicians see the benefits of telemedicine technology but only 14 percent have the ability to perform video telemedicine visit capabilities right now. Of...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
Oct 19th, 2018
Getting more involved with your local AAPC chapter involves little steps and does not mean that you have to make a huge commitment to the chapter. There are a lot of benefits to getting more involved in the chapter, including meeting more AAPC members...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Sep 28th, 2018
Health Management Associates, LLC (HMA), a hospital chain that has its headquarters in Naples, Florida will be paying over $260 million to avoid criminal and civil claims associated with a scheme to defraud the government of the United States. In this...