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CMS Proposes Rule Changes for OPPS and ASCs

August 14, 2014 by

CMS has released a proposed rule for hospital outpatient prospective payment system…

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Publicado por Sally Montes Colon el agosto 15, 2014 a las 10:04am

CMS Issues Hospital Inpatient Payment Regulation



Final rule strengthens tie between payment and quality improvement

The final rule issued on August 4 by CMS adopts…

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Publicado por Sally Montes Colon el agosto 5, 2014 a las 10:40am

Estimated Cost of up to $6.8 Billion for Delay Was Key Factor in Formulation of ICD-10 Final Rule

Estimated costs ranging from $1.1 to $6.8 billion for HIPAA-covered entities, sums associated with delaying the adoption of ICD-10 beyond October 2015, appear to have played a significant role in the formulation of the final rule that was posted yesterday in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The final rule establishes Oct. 1, 2015 as the new ICD-10 compliance date and also requires the continued use of ICD-9 through Sept. 30,…

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Publicado por Sally Montes Colon el agosto 5, 2014 a las 9:11am

OIG Finds Questionable Lab Billings

The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report on its review of questionable billing patterns among Medicare lab services involved examining labs claims submitted for each lab service provided for Medicare beneficiaries. The OIG noted that Medicare is the largest payer of clinical laboratory (lab) services in the nation, with Medicare spending for lab services increased by three times the level of…

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Publicado por Sally Montes Colon el agosto 5, 2014 a las 12:02am

Feds release new HIPAA security tool

March 31, 2014 | Erin McCann, Contributing Editor

Officials at the HHS' Office for Civil Rights -- the division responsible for enforcing HIPAA -- have said risk analysis tops the list for where healthcare entities often make their biggest HIPAA misstep. Thus, in efforts to provide further guidance, OCR teamed up with ONC to develop a new security risk assessment tool designed to help…
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Publicado por Sally Montes Colon el julio 22, 2014 a las 2:08pm

Steps to prep for phase 2 OCR audits

July 21, 2014 | Rick Kam, President and co-founder, ID Experts

Last year, OCR completed its first round of audits under the…

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Publicado por Sally Montes Colon el julio 22, 2014 a las 2:06pm

AHA Coding Clinics

After 30 years of providing ICD-9-CM coding advice, the AHA Central Office will shift its attention to ICD-10-CM/PCS and no longer accept nor respond to requests for ICD-9-CM coding advice, effective January 1, 2014.

The American Hospital Association's Central Office serves as the official U.S. Clearinghouse on medical coding for the proper use of the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS systems and Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers and certain Level II…

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Publicado por Sally Montes Colon el julio 21, 2014 a las 1:25pm

ICD-10 Road to Recovery: Credibility, Collaboration and Communication

As soon as Congress announced the latest ICD-10 implementation delay, healthcare industry leaders from across the country rallied together to face the facts (not to mention their collective disbelief and disappointment) and figure out how to move forward.

First there was the April 30 ICD-10 Summit organized by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) and others to develop an industry action plan for ICD-10 implementation.

As a follow-up to the summit, WEDI submitted…

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Publicado por Sally Montes Colon el junio 24, 2014 a las 8:35am

Get Ready For Increased HIPAA Fines

HIPAA fines are expected to significantly increase over the next 12 months, and HHS is expected to begin conducting another round of HIPAA audits, according to a…

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Publicado por Sally Montes Colon el junio 21, 2014 a las 8:33pm

Two-Midnight Rule Will Cost Hospitals Big

Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media , June 13, 2014

The simple demarcation between inpatient and outpatient status prodded by Medicare's proposed rule has the potential to turn into a big revenue problem. But good documentation can help.

The so-called "two midnight" rule has hospital and health system senior leaders extremely worried.

Although its enforcement by Medicare has been delayed a second time, hospitals and health systems still have to…

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Publicado por Sally Montes Colon el junio 16, 2014 a las 8:18pm

 

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CMS Proposes Rule Changes for OPPS and ASCs

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AHA Coding Clinics

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ICD-10 Road to Recovery: Credibility, Collaboration and Communication

As soon as Congress announced the latest ICD-10 implementation delay, healthcare industry leaders from across the country rallied together to face the facts (not to mention their collective disbelief and disappointment) and figure out how to move forward.First there was the April 30 ICD-10 Summit organized by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) and others to develop an industry action plan for ICD-10 implementation.As a follow-up to the summit, WEDI submitted a June 4 letter to…Ver más
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Get Ready For Increased HIPAA Fines

Written by Ayla Ellison  | June 18, 2014HIPAA fines are expected to significantly increase over the next 12 months, and HHS is expected to begin conducting another round of HIPAA audits, according to a National Law Review report.During a recent American Bar Association conference, Jerome B. Meites, a chief regional civil rights attorney at HHS, told…Ver más
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