Author "Brad Ericson"

By Brad Ericson
In CMS
Feb 21st, 2019
No doubt your provider’s office or group practice has sent patients via ambulance to the hospital, now Medicare wants ambulances to bring patients to you. This a 2020 change for medical coding of transports and for providers. And it may affect ...
By Brad Ericson
In CMS
Feb 12th, 2019
If you thought the Department of Health and Human Services’ loosening of several Obamacare rules indicated less HIPAA enforcement, think again. The agency’s Office of Civil Rights settled $28.7 million worth of HIPAA violations in 2018, u...
By Brad Ericson
Feb 12th, 2019
No one is more excited about AAPC’s HEALTHCON in Las Vegas, April 28-May 1, 2019, than AAPC Director of Live Events Melanie Mestas. She and her staff plan, organize, and put HEALTHCON on every year. And Melanie is the person to do it as she’s worked o...
By Brad Ericson
In Billing
Feb 8th, 2019
Michigan-based Trinity Health is replacing its current electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) platform while centralizing patient billing service centers, affecting hundreds of medical coders, billers, and others. The 22-sta...
By Brad Ericson
In Billing
Feb 7th, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to change the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) for 2020 and it could affect a medical group or facility’s bottom line. CLIA Analyte Additions The notic...