The practice of copy/paste in electronic health records (EHR) is receiving heightened scrutiny lately, with a recent study finding that only 18% of records examined were entered manually – 46% were copied and another 36% imported, opening up the possibility of carrying forward outdated patient More..
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently launched its home health Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) program, which aims to improve your claims accuracy. But what does the TPE process really look like, and what can you expect from the experience? The TPE More..
Wrists may be small compared to the rest of the body, but there are a numerous procedures that can be performed on this one part—and you need to get your bones, ligaments, and tendons straight if you want to get paid. You certainly don’t want More..
Hospices have a lot to juggle in 2018, including increased audit scrutiny and payment changes. But it’s the significant changes to hospice quality reporting that will have you scrambling to stay in compliance and avoid a payment penalty for failing to report your data. Embedded More..
Hospitals have a duty to do more than just care for patients. Healthcare providers must also protect patient information—even from law enforcement officers who come knocking. Scenarios in which police arrive with a notebook in hand seeking to interview staff can put you in a More..
Nursing homes across the country are increasingly phasing out bed and chair fall-prevention alarms. That’s because physician-conducted studies have found consistently that alarms do not prevent falls, and can even create unsafe conditions for residents. Plus, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is More..
If your practice is like most others, about 30 percent of your revenue comes from patient payments. But collecting patient balances is no easy feat; patients know that few providers will send their balances to collections agencies. People typically pay their outstanding medical bills last More..
Both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission have ramped up their scrutiny of contract management at hospitals—and with good reason. Data breach and communication breakdown are very real risks given that multiple hospitals departments are regularly accessing the contracts More..
Year 2 of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is in full swing, with plenty of significant updates to the ways you can participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP). This year’s changes include new data reporting requirements. You’ll want to get those straight to More..
Being a successful Home Health Agency (HHA) today means not only achieving patient satisfaction but also juggling all the reports used to calculate your agency’s Quality of Patient Care Star Rating. These ratings are published on the home health care (HHC) website and used by More..