When the urge to eat hits, but your belly isn’t growling, you can survive an office snack attack. The office is a dangerous place for your waistline. There’s cake for a co-worker’s birthday. There are doughnuts in the break room and a vending machine down the hall. There’s a candy jar on your office mate’s ...
If you are participating in either the Medicare or Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, please be aware that the requirements for the Stage 1 Vital Signs core objective (measure 8) has changed to mirror the requirements for the objective in Stage 2. Whether your practice is participating in Stage 1 or Stage 2 of EHR Meaningful Use, clinicians ...
Apr 1st, 2013
By William C. Fiala, MA, CPC, CCS-P, and Nicholas J. Jouriles, MD, FACEP Research and reporting going back nearly two decades suggests that hospital inpatients are increasingly sicker, and their care more complicated. Intuitively, this greater inpatient acuity should result in higher emergency department (ED) evaluation and management (E/M) service levels for those patients admitted ...
Nov 1st, 2011
Question Here is an excerpt from the Medicare Program Integrity Manual, Pub. 100-08, chapter 3, section 3.3.2.5, which addresses Late Entries in the Medical Documentation:“This section applies MACs, CERT, Recovery Auditors, and ZPICs, as indicated.A provider may discover that certain documents were misfiled or needed to be filed in the medical documentation during the process ...
Jul 29th, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeks input on its proposed oversight of certain health care-related mobile computer applications used on smartphones and tablets. The watchdog agency has developed a strategy that it says “encourages the development of new apps, focuses only on a select group of applications and will not regulate the sale or general consumer ...