MEDICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Feb 16, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released maintenance updates for several National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) to reflect recent code changes. It is essential for health…

Feb 16, 2019

Numerous human errors can compromise patient privacy, even with the best software and firewalls. Hence, no photographs of a patient should appear anywhere outside of his or her chart — for example…

Feb 16, 2019

This video shows a question and answer session where the presenter debates the merits of reason for surgery over type of surgery when coders document details of a surgical procedure undergone by a…

Feb 10, 2019

Researchers investigated whether patients admitted to accredited US hospitals have better outcomes vs those admitted to hospitals through state surveys. They did not observe any attenuated…

Feb 10, 2019

This article describes a case where a patient files a lawsuit against his treating doctor for his own neglect towards the discharge instructions given to him. However, the jury concluded that the…

Feb 10, 2019

This video shows a live event with CCO being delivered by Jennifer Sanders, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow, where she reviews the 2019 Medicare legislation determination and how it affects…

Oct 26, 2018

To boost patient safety and physician efficiency Seattle Childrens Hospital adopted overlapping emergency room shifts for physicians and achieved a dramatic reduction in patient handoffs recent…

Oct 26, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration FDA is recommending healthcare providers train and educate patients and caregivers on the proper use of pen needles used to inject medications from pen injectors…