Jun 1st, 2014
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When it comes to your employees’ health and safety, show that you set OSHA standards. By Julie E. Chicoine, Esq., RN, CPC, CPCO and Michelle A. Dick On-the-job safety wasn’t always a priority in the United States. Before the late 19th century, workers had no protection from occupational hazards. Workers were often injured, subjected to ...
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May 1st, 2014
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April 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update 2015 Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient stays at general acute care and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs). CMS projects the payment rate update to general acute care hospitals will be 1.3 percent in 2015, and the rate update ...
Jan 1st, 2013
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By Chandra Stephenson, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIMC, COSC Set your mind to big changes in 2013 CPT® mental health reporting. Just when you get accustomed to the way things are, they change. Reporting psychiatric services in 2013 is a prime example: Although a few psychiatric services remain unchanged in the ...