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…..And the Hits Just Keep Coming!

…..And the Hits Just Keep Coming!

“Unprecedented”- are you tired of hearing this word?  COVID-19, The Public Health Emergency (PHE), Waivers, PPE, etc. If these times aren’t hard enough for health care providers, another blow to our sector is a hit to the CY2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed...
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...
As We Start to Re-Open

As We Start to Re-Open

On April 27th, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News reports that more than 70% of healthcare providers do not have sufficient PPE to care for patients.  The effects of this will be felt downstream for quite some time.  On this date, the global count of positive COVID cases...
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...