Oct 10th, 2019
CMS moves to empower patients to be more active participants in the discharge planning process. A final rule revises and implements discharge planning requirements that hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and home health agencies (HHAs) must meet as a condition of participation (CoP) in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These facilities have until Nov. 29, ...
In Billing
Jul 23rd, 2019
A request for documentation from a Medicare contractor does not have to be daunting to doctors of chiropractic and their billing staff. This checklist breaks down what medical data you need to include to properly respond to a request for chiropractic medical records. The documentation should include, but is not limited to: Patient Information Name ...
Jul 10th, 2019
A whistleblower lawsuit alleges the University of Chicago Medicine shared hundreds of thousands of medical records with Google that retained identifiable information. Chicago-based law firm Edelson PC filed on behalf of a former patient and claiming this is a direct violation of HIPAA given the data-mining tech giant has access to a plethora of public and nonpublic information that ...
Feb 6th, 2019
HEALTHCON 2019 (April 28-May 1 in Las Vegas) is for everyone on the revenue management side of healthcare; it provides cutting-edge education, networking, and other professional opportunities. Expert speakers, such as Colleen Gianatasio, CPC, CPC-P, CPMA, CPC-I, CRC, of the AAPC National Advisory Board, help make this a professional event you can’t miss. AAPC asked ...
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Jan 25th, 2019
School faculty often does whatever it takes to help out a student to ensure they thrive in their educational environment. And then, there is Casey Smitherman, the superintendent of Elwood Community Schools in Indiana, who took nurturing to an extreme when she committed fraud to treat a student with strep throat. Smitherman was booked on ...