March 2022

Newsflash: Is your healthcare organization TJC “Survey Ready” for 2022, or maybe not?

Healthcare organizations that achieve Joint Commission accreditation meet or surpass CMS’s standards for acceptance into the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To keep accreditation in good standing being permanently prepared for “surprise inspections” is integral as requirements change.

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April 2020

RHC New Guidance

Changes were made for RHCs and FQHCs Friday April 17th 2020.

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March 2020

COVID-19 Updates for Release of Information and Telehealth

Daily change is part of our healthcare careers and even more so with the COVID-19 national emergency.  Here are a few items you and your staff need to know during this time.

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March 2020

Urgent Update: COVID-19

In the current times I rest assured saying COVID-19 is creating a lot of chaos and confusion and is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.   Medical providers are trying to determine ways to help patients without compromising public health, patient’s health and putting high risk patients at further risk.  CMS has recognized this and enacted relief through 1135 Waiver.

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March 2020

COVID-19 CPT Code Available March 13th

On March 13th American Medical Association (AMA) editorial panel published a special edition CPT Assistant Fact Sheet of which announced CPT code 87635 (infectious agent detection by nucleic acid [DNA or RNA]; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 [SARS-CoV-2] [COVID-19], amplified probe technique) is now available for reporting the testing for COVID-19.

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