Author "Barbara Cobuzzi"

By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Coding
Nov 15th, 2018
Millennials, those born between 1980 and around 2000, access healthcare differently. Are you aware of their habits? Here’s an example. Millennials look for convenience and price transparency along with the fast service. This challenges the trad...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In CMS
Nov 1st, 2018
The 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule has come out. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Nov. 1 they are not going to make changes to payment for evaluation and management (E/M)  services un...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Audit
Nov 1st, 2018
By law, the Administrative Law Judge level of Appeals has 90 days to resolve appeals submitted to the ALJ level.  However, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has been unable to keep up with the numb...
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...