Category Archives: Healthcare Compliance

Evaluation and Management

Prepare Now for an E&M Reimbursement Revolution

Your payment will be cut in half when you use modifier 25

Ground-breaking changes to Evaluation and Management (E&M) documentation and payment are on the horizon, and the impact will vary widely depending on your specialty. Can you look forward to a pay bump—or a reimbursement reduction? Read on to find out. The scoop: CMS recently released More..

Ligature Risk

Take 4 Major Steps to Comply with CMS/TJC Ligature Risk Standards

Beware: You’ll have only 60 days to correct suicide-risk deficiencies

Psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units within general hospitals aren’t the only places that must comply with ligature risk-related safety regulations. Now, The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are cracking down on all hospitals and other healthcare settings to More..

Reduce Hospital

Reduce Hospital Length-of-Stay: Wisely Allocate Personnel & Tech Resources

3 techniques to integrate care coordination and improve hospital performance

Hospital care expenses aren’t going anywhere but up, unless you—that is, professionals responsible for hospital performance—rein them in. And the pressure to do so is certainly on. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is grading hospitals on length-of-stay and cost-per-case data, and Medicare’s More..