In Billing
Jun 1st, 2021
When documentation falls short, gather the facts and ask the question. Clear up conflicting messages among providers using inpatient queries. Medical documentation is often confusing and inconsistent. Inpatient stays can last several days to several weeks and the patient’s condition can evolve greatly over the course of the hospital stay. There is also the myriad ...
In Billing
Jun 1st, 2021
Account for social determinants of health in your patients to ensure quality care. The specificity of the ICD-10-CM code set enables us to paint a clearer clinical picture of our patient’s health status. Our healthcare systems have always kept a close eye on the prevalence and progression of chronic conditions such as diabetes, chronic obstructive ...
In Billing
May 24th, 2021
2022 Hospice proposed rule would help with addendum statement snags, but other problems remain. In the Hospice proposed rule, published in the April 14 Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services outlines these changes to the election statement addendum that was implemented on Oct. 1, 2020. Three vs. Five Days In the 2020 ...
In Billing
May 17th, 2021
HHS program reimburses healthcare providers and facilities for testing, treatment, and vaccine administration fees associated with insured patients. On May 3, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the new COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund (CAF) program that covers costs of administering COVID-19 vacc...
In Billing
May 7th, 2021
"This new policy is based on timely, valuable input from stakeholders ... on the costs associated with administering monoclonal antibodies." (CMS)...