Medical Privacy of Protected Health Information

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The August 30, 2018 edition of MLN Connects provides a great Fact Sheet for all health care professionals as well as health care organizations. Here’s a sample of the topics and resources available in this Fact Sheet: Medical Privacy Health Care Professionals’ Privacy Guide HIPAA…… Continue reading Medical Privacy of Protected Health Information

Durable Medical Equipment and Disasters

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Have you ever considered how you’ll manage medical equipment that relies on electricity before there’s a disaster or an emergency situation and there’s no electricity? This ASPR TRACIE Fact Sheet provides “information on general durable medical equipment (DME) categories and focuses on electricity-dependent DME that…… Continue reading Durable Medical Equipment and Disasters

Submit the MBI Without Hyphens or Spaces to Avoid Rejection of Your Claim

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS released a revised SE18006 on June 21, 2018 “to emphasize the need to submit the MBI without hyphens or spaces to avoid rejection of your claim. All other information remains the same.” “This Special Edition MLN Matters® Article is intended for physicians, providers, and…… Continue reading Submit the MBI Without Hyphens or Spaces to Avoid Rejection of Your Claim

MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION RELEASES REPORT ON MEDICARE AND THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Washington, DC, June 15, 2018—Today the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) releases its June 2018 Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. As part of its mandate from the Congress, each June MedPAC reports on issues affecting the Medicare program as…… Continue reading MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION RELEASES REPORT ON MEDICARE AND THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

New Resource: CMS Web Wheel

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has posted an educational tool – CMS Web Wheel – to “Learn about Educational Resources for Medicare Fee-For-Service Providers; CMS Initiatives; and MAC Resources.” The tool provides websites for information based on the topic selected (clicked on). For example, I selected the Beneficiary Notices…… Continue reading New Resource: CMS Web Wheel