Sep 12th, 2017
Telehealth vendors like MDLive, Doctor on Demand, Teledoc, and others offered free on-line services to victims of Texas-ravishing Hurricane Harvey. Now, the telehealth industry is providing the same services in Florida and Georgia to victims of Hurricane Irma. Florida-based Nemours Children’s Health chipped in to help Texas victims, and Fierce Healthcare reports they and others are doing ...
In Coding
Sep 6th, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released “ICD-10-CM Coding Advice for Healthcare Encounters in Hurricane Aftermath” as a guide when coding healthcare encounters for individuals injured by a hurricane. The document reviews the use of external cause of morbidity codes, which “should be assigned to identify the cause of the injury(ies) incurred as a result ...
Sep 6th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised MLN Matters Number SE17020, “Hurricane Harvey and Medicare Disaster Related Texas Claims,” to include new information about Texas disaster relief efforts. On Aug. 26, following President Trump declaring a major disaster exists in Texas, Secretary Price of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services authorized ...
Every practice should develop a disaster response plan. Fire, flooding, blizzards, earthquakes, high winds, and more can cause havoc if you haven’t prepared to handle them, documented your process, and discussed it with staff. Data recall can be enhanced by storing information offsite, either as a physical file periodically sent to a fortified location, or ...