In Coding
Nov 19th, 2019
PH WHO groups key to understanding I27 codes. Despite the fact that pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a “frequently identified … highly morbid condition … associated with increased mortality, hospitalizations and financial burden,” it is “rarely coded in the EHR [Electronic Health Record]” according to a recent article published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure. What, ...
Nov 18th, 2019
If you are a patient of Ascension in the St. Louis, Mo., area, Google has your healthcare protected health information (PHI). Patients and doctors of the second largest Catholic health system in the United States have not been notified that their data is being shared with Google. Why Does Google Have My PHI? Google is ...
In Billing
Nov 15th, 2019
Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, all U.S. hospitals will be required to disclose standard charges for items and services offered to patients. Although many hospitals do this already, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized Nov. 15 polices that will require hospitals to be more accountable of the prices they charge and more forthcoming ...
In Audit
Nov 14th, 2019
Chronic care management (CCM) services are services that do not involve face-to-face patient/provider contact. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented Medicare coverage for CCM in Jan. 1, 2015. There are very specific guidelines providers need to follow to be reimbursed for CCM services rendered to Medicare patients, but it appears CMS is ...
In CMS
Nov 8th, 2019
HCPCS Level II code changes for 2020 were published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 8. These changes include a comprehensive list of new, revised, and deleted codes used to report Medicare Part B services. 2020 HCPCS Level II will include 191 new codes and modifiers, 62 revised codes, and ...