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Infection Control Surveys

Infection Control Surveys

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen multiple changes. One change is the survey process. If you recall, on March 4, 2020, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CM)S required states to focus surveys on infection control and then on March 23, 2020, CMS...
Embracing Technology

Embracing Technology

There is a lot going on as we face daily challenges with COVID-19 and the public health emergency.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our front-line workers who work so hard every day.  THANK YOU for making a difference in the lives you touch!...
Scammers….They are Everywhere!

Scammers….They are Everywhere!

As if things are not hard enough during this COVID-19 pandemic, there are people out there preying on our most vulnerable. Social Security Matters blog by Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, informed us that “scammers take...
To Query or Not to Query…

To Query or Not to Query…

Physician Query: What is it? Physician queries have been used by Health Information Management (HIM) and Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) professionals in hospitals, but physician queries can be used in any setting. A physician query is a communication between...