Jun 24th, 2019
Here’s how to fight back. Most of us are concerned about being personally attacked by cybercriminals, and we must have that same increased awareness within our medical practices. Cybercriminals consider medical practices ripe for the picking. Security policies and continuous education work like pesticides. Are you protected from a HIPAA breach? The Name of the ...
When abusers prescribe controlled drugs, there are three steps you can take to help reduce compliance risks. When medical providers have access to controlled substances, there’s an opportunity for them to intercept health documents and to fill prescriptions for illicit personal purposes. In such instances, you must follow the guidelines regarding the use of controlled ...
In Audit
May 23rd, 2019
An auditor asked the question of postoperative sinus debridements while discussing functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). It was asked if postoperative debridements are coded and chargeable when a septoplasty or a turbinate procedure is performed. Auditing Zero Global Days The reason the auditor qualified the question as a FESS surgery performed with a septoplasty or ...
In Billing
May 22nd, 2019
The use of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for identification and record-keeping purposes is an outdated practice, and it will soon be a violation on the Standard Paper Remit (SPR) generated by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has instructed MACs, in CR 11289, to update the SPR to ensure ...
May 15th, 2019
Keen on giving Americans in federally-funded programs more control over their healthcare, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been working closely with past and present administrations to establish regulations governing electronic health information (EHI). On March 4, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a proposed ...