In CMS
Oct 9th, 2017
Medical centers in Mississippi and South Carolina have been named Telehealth Centers of Excellence by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), making them Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) primary research facilities for telemedicine. Each organization receives $600,000 in initial grants with the opportunity to receive $2 million in funding for two years. ...
Oct 4th, 2017
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) authorized waivers under Section 1812(f) of the Social Security Act for the United States Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and State of Florida, for those people who are evacuated, transferred, or otherwise dislocated as a result of the effect of Hurricane Irma in 2017. Under Section 1135 ...
Oct 4th, 2017
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Fraud Prevention System generated 22 percent of investigations initiated by program integrity contractors in 2016. That means if you were audited by zone program integrity contractors (ZPIC), it might’ve been the $192 million data analytics program that raised the flag. ZPIC contractors told the Government Accounting Office ...
In Audit
Aug 30th, 2017
One week after the release of the 2018 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency released an errata with updated rules for diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and principal diagnosis. And while some publishers, like AAPC, were able to put their ICD-10-CMs to press with the new guidelines, it was too ...
Aug 30th, 2017
A new ransomware virus targeting healthcare organizations spreads via a Microsoft Word attached to emails. The messages are customized to appear they come from a trusted source in this new attack, dubbed Defray. Healthcare Dive reports that in one example, an attachment titled Patient Report used the logo of a hospital in the United Kingdom and ...