Level of care is increasingly becoming a source of payer utilization review denials It was widely recognized after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted meaningful use and the widespread transition to electronic medical records (EMR) that EMR transition affected billing by hospitals. For payers that have per…
Healthcare professionals are being called on to take ownership of a thorny documentation issue. “Note bloat” was a term I heard recently while visiting a client, and it completely resonated with me as an accurate description of documentation being produced in the healthcare industry at this time. So, what is…
With unusual bipartisan support, a new piece of legislation of about 1,000 pages was signed into law on Dec. 13, 2016 – the 21st Century Cures Act. The Act will allocate about $6 billion to a variety of medically related needs. While the bill has received both applause and criticism…