Author "Stacy Chaplain"

By Stacy Chaplain
In Coding
Nov 13th, 2019
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day — a time when communities across the globe rally to bring attention to diabetes. Collaboration to raise awareness is imperative as diabetes affects approximately 425 million adults...
By Stacy Chaplain
In Coding
Oct 31st, 2019
Recently established coverage of the revolutionary cancer therapy Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR T-cell) provides Medicare patients with access to this cutting-edge treatment. The article Innovative CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapy Now Available to M...
By Stacy Chaplain
In CMS
Oct 24th, 2019
A movement toward increased transparency about abuse and neglect will further help to ensure nursing home quality and safety. Earlier this month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a significant enhancement of the informat...
By Stacy Chaplain
Oct 18th, 2019
This week the Pacific Northwest welcomed hundreds of healthcare professionals — medical coders, billers, clinical documentation improvement and compliance specialists, auditors, and revenue cycle and practice managers alike — attending AAPC’s R...
By Stacy Chaplain
In CMS
Oct 10th, 2019
Former owner of a chain of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in South Florida faces a 20-year sentence after being found guilty of a decades-long scam of paying bribes and receiving kickbacks in a massive billion-dollar Medicare fraud and...