In Coding
Mar 31st, 2020
Knowing when and how to query providers is key. Documentation deficiencies occur in both outpatient and inpatient settings, but clinical documentation integrity (CDI) programs have been implemented primarily in the inpatient setting only. Poor documentation can impact code assignment, reimbursement, and patient care in any setting. As most organizations strive for excellence in these areas, ...
In Billing
Mar 31st, 2020
An unprecedented “relaxation” in regulatory guidelines will give U.S. hospitals and non-traditional care sites a fighting chance to meet the high demand of COVID-19 hospitalizations expected in the coming weeks. The Trump administration issued, March 30, regulatory waivers and guidelines in the form of an interim final rule, to be implemented immediately. Loosening Criteria for ...
The laws are the same for employees and business associates working from home. In the past 10 years, the number of employees working remotely in the United States has increased by 115 percent. And with the COVID-19 pandemic requiring many employees to work from home, that number is climbing rapidly. Many of us are suddenly ...
Mar 24th, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that its scaling back on some restrictions surrounding provider enrollment in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act, CMS is exercising its waiver authority for physicians and non-physician practitioners (NPPs) to help expedite the enrollment process. Call for ...
In CMS
Mar 17th, 2020
The government is relaxing guidelines to ensure seniors get the healthcare they need during this national emergency. A sweeping expansion of telehealth coverage for Medicare beneficiaries is being implemented to aid in the healthcare needs of those with the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a March 17, 2020, ...