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Delving Into the 360 Assessment Fraud Complaint
November 17th, 2021 - Jessica Hocker, CPC, CPB
The Department of Justice is pursuing claims of healthcare fraud against Cigna Health-Spring Medicare Advantage plan based on how they used data from their 360 Program in 2012. A review of the allegations may help other payers avoid similar accusations.
Lessons Learned from a RADV Audit Report
November 16th, 2021 - Aimee Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT, Director of Content
If given an opportunity to know ahead of time the questions that would be asked of you in an upcoming interview or quiz, it is likely the outcome would be significantly better than if you were surprised by the questions. This same concept may be applied to audits of risk ...
Changes in RPM for 2021! Now, Wait for it... New RTM Codes for 2022
November 11th, 2021 - Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
Remote physiologic monitoring and clinical data monitoring is a relatively new concept thriving and growing as an essential component for telehealth services. According to global consumer trends, a company called Dynata reported, "Among the 39% of people who consulted a healthcare professional, two-thirds used telemedicine, many of them for the first time ...
Reporting and Auditing Drug Testing Services
November 9th, 2021 - Aimee Wilcox CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT
Drug testing is a common medical service used to manage prescription medications, verify someone is not taking illegal substances or too much of a prescribed substance, and monitor for toxicity and therapeutic dosing. It is customary for patients in treatment programs for chronic pain management or substance use disorders (SUD) to undergo random urine drug testing (UDT) or urine drug screening (UDS) as part of their individual treatment plan. Drug testing is regulated by federal and state laws (e.g., OSHA, CLIA), which must be carefully adhered to.
Understanding ASCs and APCs: Indicators and Place of Service
October 28th, 2021 - Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
The decision regarding the most appropriate care setting for a given surgical procedure is determined by the physician based on the patient's individual clinical needs and preferences. Of course, there is a difference in reimbursement, and the billing depends on where the procedure took place, such as an office setting, inpatient ...

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