In CMS
Oct 18th, 2018
The U.S. Government has stepped in to help with healthcare crisis in the wake of Hurricane Michael’s devastation. The death toll for Hurricane Michael is at least 29 people across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. Florida’s Bay County is where the Category 4 hurricane made landfall last week. Rescuers and k-9s are still searching beneath piles ...
In Billing
Sep 17th, 2018
CMS has issued waivers to ensure Medicare beneficiaries affected by the storm receive healthcare services. President Trump declared a state of emergency on Sept. 11 for North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. That same day, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for ...
A quick review of the HIPAA Privacy Rule can help to guide healthcare entities on the proper way to share information in emergency situations. By Jillian Harrington, EdD, MHA, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CEMC, CCS, CCS-P, AAPC Fellow Following several situations that have recently occurred, such as the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the weather related disasters in Florida ...
In Audit
Jan 25th, 2018
MLN Connects® for Thursday, January 25, 2018 View this edition as a PDF News & Announcements VA, HHS Announce Partnership to Strengthen Prevention of Fraud, Waste and Abuse Efforts CMS Updates Open Payments Data Improved Open Payments Data Website IRF and LTCH Quality Reporting Programs: Submission Deadline February 15 Panel on Development of Potentially Preventable ...
In CMS
Dec 22nd, 2017
2017 was a rough year. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria battered parts of Florida and devastated Puerto Rico. Wildfires destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres in Northern California. And the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a new payment system tied to improved health outcomes and reduced spending — two things that are impossible to control in ...