May 1st, 2012
The future depends on the specificity that ICD-10 offers. By Annie Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT As Coding Edge went to press, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had just announced a proposed one-year delay of the implementation of ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2014 from Oct. ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2011
by Katherine Hobson The Wall Street Journal With the U.S. and the U.K. heading full steam towards electronic medical records and other health IT applications, how much evidence is there that they improve care? Not a whole lot, according to a review of existing research on the topic published this week by PLoS Medicine. While ...
In Audit
Jun 11th, 2010
Four of the largest home health care agencies (HHA) in the nation are reportedly being investigated by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for suspected Medicare abuse. Following a May 13 Wall Street Journal analysis, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to Amedisys Inc., Gentiva Health Service Inc., ...