If the hemiplegia was due to the stroke then the code would be 438.20, 438.21, or 438.22 depending on the exact circumstances. The "438" codes are classified as "Late effects of Cerebrovascular Disea... [ Read More ]
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The Office of Inspector General OIG offers its fraud and abuse perspective for home health and hospice in its latest Semiannual Report to Congress and its not a warm fuzzy hug. For home health the OI... [ Read More ]
Waiting too long to provide a medical record request may land you in hot water with the OCR. Jan. 3 the fullservice diagnostic laboratory Life Hope Labs LLC settled on a potential HIPAA violation. The... [ Read More ]
More safeguards are needed to strengthen program integrity. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services8217 HHS8217 Office of Inspector Generals OIGPandemic Response Accountability Committee PRAC... [ Read More ]
Healthcare providers submitting claims for services supplies and accessories ordered under the Medicare Intravenous Immune Globulin IVIG Demonstration can expect to see an approximate 2.1 percent paym... [ Read More ]
Four new HCPCS Level II codes are payable under Medicare. The terminology to describe skin substitute products and the Medicare payment methodology did not change this year but there are four new HCPC... [ Read More ]