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 Audit
Nov 6th, 2019
Many healthcare organizations are seeking to reduce expensive physical office space, improve employee morale, and offer flexible options for the workforce; telecommuting has emerged as a commonplace solution for many of us. How can a compliance officer embrace these more prevalent and relevant offsite employee worksite opportunities while still demonstrating they are managing risks to ...
Implement an enforceable assignment of benefits and protocols to protect providers against insurance underpayment and patient theft. Most members and contracted providers expect and/or take for granted Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974 law and assignment of benefits (AOB). But for non-participating (non-par) providers, the ability to receive insurance reimbursement directly, g...
In Billing
Aug 9th, 2019
January 1, 2020, marks the start of the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) program educational and operations testing period, at which time Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) will begin accepting AUC-related modifiers on claims for advanced diagnostic imaging services furnished to Medicare Part B patients. The voluntary participation period ends December 31, 2019. Know AUC Program Requirements ...
In Audit
Jul 24th, 2019
AAPC’s Regional Conference in New York City (Aug. 19-21) is a must for anyone who works in the business of healthcare such as medical coders, billers, and auditors. There will be opportunities galore for education, networking, vendor resources – all at a venue that can’t be beat. This year’s lineup of speakers includes Marianne Durling, ...