May 15th, 2019
Keen on giving Americans in federally-funded programs more control over their healthcare, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been working closely with past and present administrations to establish regulations governing electronic health information (EHI). On March 4, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a proposed ...
Jun 9th, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comment on how it can create a more patient-centered healthcare system that adheres to the key principles of affordability, accessibility, quality, innovation, and empowerment. An Executive Order President Trump issued on Jan. 20, entitled, “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable ...
Apr 7th, 2017
Are you tired of always being the last one to know when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule or transmittal with new coding/billing guidance? Be the first to learn of new Medicare regulations and become a valuable resource for your providers. Simply go to www.cms.gov and scroll toward the ...
In Coding
Feb 11th, 2016
A bill now being debated in the Indiana legislature would allow physicians, physician assistants, and advanced-practice nurses to write prescriptions for remote patients by telemedicine in that state, as long as they have established a provider-patient relationship. House Bill 1263 was passed by the Indiana House of Representatives last week by a 74-24 margin, and is ...
Ignoring government regulations won’t make them go away. Federal regulations touch almost every aspect of healthcare documentation, coding, and reporting. Recently, the U.S. government has been undertaking regulatory activities to drive down healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes. It’s imperative for your organization to keep a close eye on published regulations, as they often overlap ...