Regulatory Compliance
04/02/2071
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was declared a national emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing a new diagnosis code U07.1 (COVID-19) into the ICD-10-CM code set.
04/02/2071
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was declared a national emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing a new diagnosis code U07.1 (COVID-19) into the ICD-10-CM code set.
02/15/2024
Ensuring that your clinicians understand what should be included in their wound care documentation can help to reduce the number of claims denied due to lack of medical necessity.
02/15/2024
With more specific codes available for Parkinson’s and COPD, one Medicare Administrative Contractor is shifting the codes it’s using for Targeted Probe & Educate reviews.
02/15/2024
The CDC posted updated 2024 ICD-10-CM guidelines on Jan. 22, which included a sequencing update for sepsis due to postprocedural infection.
02/08/2024
Understanding the recent changes to coding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been a challenge for coders since the updates first took effect Oct. 1, 2023, especially when coding an acute exacerbation or COPD with lower respiratory infection.
02/08/2024
There needs to be a role or team assigned to monitor responses to patient access requests and ensure that responses comprehensively address all current patient rights for nontraditional (including physical) and digital access to their associated PHI records.
02/02/2024
Make sure your documentation clearly justifies the patient’s need for skilled services, as medical necessity appears to be a top concern for auditors in the latest post-payment review.
02/02/2024
The CDC posted updated FY2024 ICD-10-CM guidelines, including a sequencing update for sepsis due to postprocedural infection.
01/25/2024
Updated rules in determining who is an independent contractor and who is an employee offer an important reminder that, under both the existing and updated rules, home health workers rarely meet the definition of “independent contractor.”

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