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This week’s updates include revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix A -Sur
DECEMBER 7, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Update: A prior version of this article stated the most current manual is from November 17,
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
ACCREDITATION PARENT
DECEMBER 1, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
From the State Operations Manual: The regulation requires at G161 that orders for therapy
APRIL 17, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services says hospitals in the tri-state New
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
SAFETY
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
DECEMBER 5, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Editor’s note: This is the first year that Medicaid in all 50 states h
JUNE 1, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
JUNE 5, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix PP –“Gui
DECEMBER 29, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JUNE 10, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
JUNE 16, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Implement operating rules - Phase III ERA EFT: CORE 360 Uniform Use of Claim Adjustment
MARCH 25, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
AUGUST 29, 2017
QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
MARCH 28, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 5, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The 31 root operations in the Medical and Surgical section of the ICD-10-PCS Manual can be
MARCH 26, 2014
JUSTCODING
by Kirsten Dize CMS released the final OASIS-D guidance manual less than two wee
JANUARY 4, 2019
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
MARCH 31, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Most of the changes in the OASIS C2 Guidance Manual, released in June, were included in CMS' anno
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
JULY 24, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS updates Medicare Claims Processing Manual to provide language-only changes f
OCTOBER 10, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 24, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix PP –“Gui
DECEMBER 23, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
JUNE 9, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 8, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 28, 2013
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix A&ndash
OCTOBER 13, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JUNE 2, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 30, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
MARCH 3, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 21, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
APRIL 10, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 13, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 7, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
MARCH 12, 2014
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
  Two operators of ambulatory surgery center (ASC), Surgery Partners and Symbion,
JUNE 26, 2014
MEDICAL STAFF
State officials responsible for making sure California's healthcare facilities will remain operat
APRIL 30, 2015
SAFETY
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 12, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS updates Program Integrity Manual On May 2, CMS released a change re
MAY 19, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JUNE 18, 2015
MEDICAL STAFF
JANUARY 26, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
  RAI manual update holds limited changes and clarifications
JANUARY 8, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
APRIL 20, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 14, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix A–Survey proto
OCTOBER 7, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
DECEMBER 2, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
MAY 16, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
ACCREDITATION PARENT
JUNE 17, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
OCTOBER 8, 2014
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM) Chapter 2, The Certification Process a
AUGUST 17, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 18, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
OCTOBER 16, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 16, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JUNE 13, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 17, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 30, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
SAFETY
  Healthcare facility operator AmSurg Corp. recently announced plans to purchase p
JUNE 5, 2014
MEDICAL STAFF
JUNE 27, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 27, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez plans to ask the state legislature to provide $220,000 next y
NOVEMBER 15, 2013
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
MAY 15, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
APRIL 13, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 7, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
  Manual medical reviews for therapy shift to a targeted approach, but questions remain
APRIL 15, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
APRIL 15, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
Nursing peer review committees operating in good faith are protected from incurring civil liabili
APRIL 17, 2015
NURSING
MAY 13, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 23, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 8, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
AUGUST 25, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The Outcome-Based Quality Improvement (OBQI) Manual is one in a series of four manuals pro
MARCH 1, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
OCTOBER 3, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
MAY 23, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
OCTOBER 3, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact hits state legislatures
APRIL 1, 2015
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
HFAP this week released its prepublication manual for critical access hospital (CAH), and ambulat
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
ACCREDITATION PARENT
Nurse practitioners (NP) in New York will be able to operate more independently of physicians und
APRIL 4, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
LONG-TERM CARE
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 11, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 5, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
JUSTCODING
MARCH 22, 2016
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
OCTOBER 24, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 1, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
DECEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
Update to CMS publication 100-08, Program Integrity Manual, Chapter 3, section 3
DECEMBER 9, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
OCTOBER 21, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
DECEMBER 1, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 24, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
In a new memo to its state survey agencies, CMS said it would use Joint Commission ligature recom
OCTOBER 1, 2018
ACCREDITATION PARENT
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 28, 2016
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
OSHA Manual Update 16L, which was published in the December edition of Medical Environment Update
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
SAFETY
Clearer picture of OASIS-C2 emerges with release of Guidance Manual
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
MARCH 7, 2014
LONG-TERM CARE
A hospital in Missouri had been given until September 22 to bring its operation into compliance w
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
SAFETY
JULY 15, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
AUGUST 21, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
APRIL 28, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 1, 2019
JANUARY 1, 2019
ACCREDITATION PARENT
MARCH 9, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 3, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
OCTOBER 24, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
AUGUST 7, 2014
LONG-TERM CARE
APRIL 28, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 3, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
APRIL 27, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 21, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
CMS update Program Integrity Manual (PIM) On November 26, CMS re
DECEMBER 15, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 5, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
by: Kirsten Dize CMS released the 2018 guidance manual for OASIS-C2 on August 4.
AUGUST 7, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
On Feb 5, 2015, the MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual was updated. The file labeled “M
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
MARCH 14, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
ICD-10-PCS root operations Drainage, Extirpation, and Fragmentation involve removing material fro
JULY 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 3, 2014
MEDICAL STAFF
APRIL 4, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
SEPTEMBER 3, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
We’ve updated the rest of the customizable forms provided with the OSHA medical manual and
MAY 25, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
JULY 25, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 23, 2015
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
MARCH 13, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Implementation of NACHA operating rules for healthcare electronic funds transfers
APRIL 18, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
ICD-10-related updates made to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual
AUGUST 8, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 5, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JUNE 2, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 27, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
FEBRUARY 15, 2005
ACCREDITATION PARENT
OCTOBER 1, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
MAY 6, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
MARCH 9, 2017
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 17, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual is a comprehensive resource that
APRIL 14, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual is a comprehensive resource that
APRIL 7, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual Guide is a comprehensive resource that s
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual Guide is a comprehensive resource
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual is a comprehensive resource that
APRIL 28, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual is a comprehensive resource that
MAY 12, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual is a comprehensive resource that
APRIL 21, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual is a comprehensive resource that
MAY 26, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual is a comprehensive resource that supplem
JULY 7, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual is a comprehensive resource that supplem
JULY 21, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
JULY 29, 2015
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual is a comprehensive resource that supplements of i
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual is a comprehensive resource that supplements of i
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
The Hospital Case Management Orientation Manual is a comprehensive resource that supplem
DECEMBER 15, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
CMS has updated pages of the Hospice Item Set Manual V2.00 as a result of the federal Medicare ag
DECEMBER 4, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
The latest manual updates cover information on infection prevention and control in Tab 6 of the m
AUGUST 28, 2018
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Excision or Resection? Occlusion or Restriction? Note the nuances in root operation definitions
JULY 29, 2015
JUSTCODING
JULY 28, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
MARCH 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
APRIL 30, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 30, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
MAY 12, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 28, 2013
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 17, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 11, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JUNE 30, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
On February 9, 26 senators from 17 states sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department o
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
ACCREDITATION PARENT
JULY 22, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
AUGUST 25, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
OCTOBER 17, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
Violent incidents in hospitals, especially in the emergency department where 24/7 operations can
JANUARY 15, 2015
SAFETY
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
APRIL 26, 2016
ACCREDITATION PARENT
OCTOBER 21, 2016
RESIDENCY
On October 15, 2015, the Department of Labor upheld a federal ruling stating that more than 2 mil
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
Healthcare facilities in the Houston region have largely returned to normal operations as cleanup
SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
SAFETY
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
17L Updates: December updates cover general facility safety The latest manual upda
DECEMBER 5, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
The latest manual updates cover information on injury and illness prevention in Tab 2 of both the
DECEMBER 1, 2018
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
The latest manual updates cover information on ergonomics in Tab 4 of both the medical and dental
MAY 1, 2019
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 6, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
MAY 16, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 10, 2008
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
JUNE 29, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 1, 2019
ACCREDITATION PARENT
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Most of the changes in the OASIS C2 Guidance Manual, released in June, were included in CMS&rsquo
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
JUSTCODING
AUGUST 26, 2015
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 1, 2018
ACCREDITATION PARENT
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  The 2015 CPT® Manual includes changes to the
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
APRIL 4, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 16, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 13, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
JANUARY 19, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS updates National Coverage Determination Manual for speech generating devices
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 5, 2019
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
JUNE 20, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 1, 2019
ACCREDITATION PARENT
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
AUGUST 1, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
OCTOBER 14, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
OCTOBER 20, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
MEDICAL STAFF
APRIL 7, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
JULY 1, 2014
MEDICAL STAFF
MARCH 7, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Almost all of the ICD-10-PCS root operations describe very specific intent. Think about the diffe
MARCH 17, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) have created a mobile healthcare clinic that may so
JULY 1, 2019
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
OCTOBER 1, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
MARCH 30, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
MARCH 30, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 11, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
AUGUST 23, 2016
ACCREDITATION PARENT
MARCH 9, 2017
SAFETY
Integrating a continuity of operations (COOP) program into a healthcare environment can overwhelm
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
SAFETY
MAY 19, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
MARCH 21, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
State law says hospitals must stay standing; here’s how they’re doing and lessons you
JANUARY 12, 2017
SAFETY
DECEMBER 14, 2015
ACCREDITATION PARENT
JANUARY 1, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 1, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
AUGUST 17, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Update to Medicare Claims Processing Manualto provide language-only changes for updatin
AUGUST 11, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 29, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS updates Chapter 3 of the Program Integrity Manual (PIM)  
JULY 7, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Update to Chapter 3, Program Integrity Manual (PIM), Verifying Potential
JULY 1, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
OCTOBER 17, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 13, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 16, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 10, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
Earlier this week, Wisconsin became the twelfth state to enact the Interstate Medial Licensure Co
DECEMBER 17, 2015
MEDICAL STAFF
  49 states have reduced avoidable hospital readmission rates
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
A California hospital continued to allow surgeries in its operating rooms earlier this year even
OCTOBER 22, 2014
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
New EP: Avoid RFIs by keeping documents and service manuals in library “If it was
JANUARY 1, 2018
SAFETY
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
JUNE 6, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
JUNE 25, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
State medical boards across the country have drafted a model law that would make it much easier
JULY 11, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 31, 2014
LONG-TERM CARE
JUNE 12, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 24, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
“Sometimes I ask myself, did I go to medical school to do manual data entry for the
MARCH 26, 2015
MEDICAL STAFF
HCPro is considering producing an easy-to-navigate manual about the ACGME’s Common Program
MARCH 3, 2017
RESIDENCY
SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 1, 2010
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The AMA updated the guidelines in the 2014 CPT® Manual for therapeut
APRIL 18, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The 2015 CPT Manual® includes significant changes in the Laboratory secti
MARCH 10, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
The updated edition of Infection Control During Construction Manual, by expert Wayne Hanse
JUNE 17, 2015
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
APRIL 5, 2016
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
JULY 20, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 14, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
JUNE 27, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
SAFETY
Nine states have introduced legislation that would speed the process for practitioners seeking m
JANUARY 30, 2015
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 22, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
DECEMBER 27, 2016
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
JUNE 21, 2017
QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
These Occupational Health and Safety Forms provide you with all of the updates for your OSHA Health and Safety Compliance Manual.
DECEMBER 17, 2008
SAFETY
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
LONG-TERM CARE
JUNE 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 16, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
DECEMBER 22, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Update to Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapters 12, 20, 32, and 35 to prov
AUGUST 5, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
AUGUST 22, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 1, 2019
ACCREDITATION PARENT
DECEMBER 5, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
AUGUST 7, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
AUGUST 7, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 1, 2018
QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
The 31 root operations in the ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical section are often divided in
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: Is there guidance on reviewing a record, such as an operative note, that has not been sig
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
This week Alabama enacted the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, becoming the seventh state re
MAY 21, 2015
MEDICAL STAFF
A new set of claims transaction rules has been approved by CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 1, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
DECEMBER 21, 2016
QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
AUGUST 27, 2014
JUSTCODING
  The Federation of State Medical Boards has drafted an interstate compact to make
JULY 3, 2014
MEDICAL STAFF
We can choose from 31 root operations in the ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical section, but biopsy
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 5, 2018
LONG-TERM CARE
JUNE 14, 2016
ACCREDITATION PARENT
APRIL 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
DECEMBER 14, 2011
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, JUSTCODING
JANUARY 1, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) recently announced that legislators in nine
JANUARY 29, 2015
MEDICAL STAFF
  CMS extends, expands fraud-fighting enrollment moratoria efforts in six states
AUGUST 5, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
New EP: Avoid RFIs by keeping documents and service manuals in library “If it was
DECEMBER 1, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
OCTOBER 31, 2013
MEDICAL STAFF
DECEMBER 5, 2014
LONG-TERM CARE
Lymphedema therapy is an extensive treatment involving a combination of manual decongestive thera
JULY 2, 2015
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
DECEMBER 7, 2018
RESIDENCY
JANUARY 23, 2015
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
MEDICAL STAFF
DECEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 16, 2014
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
OCTOBER 6, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
DECEMBER 23, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 8, 2015
ACCREDITATION PARENT
APRIL 4, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
JANUARY 17, 2018
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
MARCH 17, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
MAY 5, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
MARCH 17, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
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The President declared a state of emergency for the United States Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of
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In 2016, about 47% of physicians were active in the state where they completed their residency, a
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  Root operations are a new concept in ICD-10-PCS. Coders will need to understand
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Interstate Licensure is ready for state votes The Federatio
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Privacy Policy synopsis.
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  A bill making its way through the New Jersey Legislature would require state off
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Some experts say never events such as wrong-site operations could be a thing of the past,
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Sample operative reports in
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Operative report in Codin
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Operating room (OR) briefings are a good way to improve teamwork and communication and can lead t
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Provider Reimbursement Manual update  On May 23, CMS released
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What is the correct ICD-10-PCS root operation for circumcision?   a. Excision 
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"We saw residents leave the operating room mid-procedure because their duty hour clock was u
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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the North Carolina state dental board does not have t
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After enrolling in medical school, future physicians in the United States undergo multiple exami
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Map (third character K) is a very narrowly defined ICD-10-PCS root operation. By definition, Map
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This month, two states implemented laws to protect physician licensure from the American Board o
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Q: Which root operation would we use in ICD-10-PCS for a polypectomy when a biopsy is done on
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Clarification to Pub. 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Regarding Antigens
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Clarification to Medicare Benefit Policy Manual regarding antigens and deletion of Sect
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Nurse practitioners (NP) in Texas have long fought against state regulations that link them fina
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Licensed providers in New York State can now be reimbursed for telemedicine services from privat
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The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) last week announcd a completed draft of model legi
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  The Pennsylvania Joint State Commission recently issued a report with recommenda
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Personal finance website WalletHub recently ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia bas
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Personal finance website WalletHub recently ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia bas
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  The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) recently released its finalized mo
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A governance operating model describes the structure, oversight responsibilities, and infrastruct
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I personally don’t like national averages. Instead use state averages or any benchmarks tha
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June 10 was National Time Out Day. Started in 2004 by the Association of periOperative Registered
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New Mexico state police are investigating how a man who was not licensed as an emergency medical
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Washington State University (WSU) has begun running advertisements and launched a new webs
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Forty states and Washington, D.C., earned an “F” when graded on how well they
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Oklahoma State University will partner with six of the state’s hospitals to produce more pr
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Oklahoma State University will partner with six of the state’s hospitals to produce more pr
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“Nevada needs more doctors now, and these positions will assist the state in attracting, e
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  No section of the 2014 CPT® Manual included more chan
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced it will hear North Carolina State Board of Dental Ex
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The state of Minnesota has become the first state in the country to officially ban any ret
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Seattle Children’s Hospital shut down four of its 14 operating rooms (OR) this week after m
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MARCH 1, 2014
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Most employers are required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and state law to guard against
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CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
Although the AMA changed hundreds of codes in the 2014 CPT® Manual,
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The 2014 CPT® Manual's Pathology and Laboratory section contains a new mole
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Many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual Radiology section f
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While many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual surgical sect
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  Although the AMA changed hundreds of codes in the 2014 CPT® Manual
MARCH 21, 2014
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APRIL 25, 2014
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The 2014 CPT® Manual had more changes in the digestive section than any other section,
JUNE 9, 2014
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CMS details changes to reimbursement manual On September 19, CMS releas
OCTOBER 3, 2014
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OCTOBER 31, 2014
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DECEMBER 5, 2014
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CMS clarified changes to the Medicare Program Integrity Manual that alter the timeframe fo
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APRIL 17, 2015
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The 2015 CPT® Manual includes significant changes in the Labora
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Coders will find 59 new codes in the 2015 CPT® Manual for reporting
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With Senate Bill (SB) 1148 now in effect in Oklahoma, the state has become a testing ground for t
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If it passes in November, a California ballot measure would make the state the first in the nati
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed 2016 state budget, which was released this week
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The Alabama state Senate passed state.al.us/PAC/SOSACPDF.001/A0010
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[Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a fuller list of states that
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With out-of-network bills becoming a bigger problem, some states are passing laws that make it mo
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FEBRUARY 9, 2017
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MARCH 28, 2014
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Two more states, including Arizona, have reported cases of mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus, a fl
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States have been increasingly taxing skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare provi
AUGUST 1, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
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The United States has strict policies regarding medical licensing— foreign trained physici
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
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Long-term care facilities in all states would have to recognize certain same-sex marriages
DECEMBER 17, 2014
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DECEMBER 23, 2014
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During his January 20 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama discussed a proposal tha
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The Pennsylvania Joint State Commission suggested increasing the number of residency posit
APRIL 23, 2015
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FEBRUARY 20, 2015
RESIDENCY
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RESIDENCY
A fire in the laundry facility at Delaware State Hospital in New Castle July 29 slightly damaged
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SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
Later this month, New York will become the first state to require that all prescriptions be writ
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With so few young physicians are training to be geriatricians, states with large populations of a
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JANUARY 15, 2018
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NOVEMBER 29, 2016
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AUGUST 1, 2014
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More than 40 state, specialty, and national associations have endorsed the single GME accreditat
JULY 18, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) announced earlier this month that it has recently b
DECEMBER 19, 2014
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  New Mexico State Police are investigating how a man worked as an emergency medic
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At least two U.S. states are considering laws that would modify Maintenance of Certification (MOC
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a six-month extension of a state
JANUARY 13, 2017
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SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
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DECEMBER 15, 2014
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NOVEMBER 21, 2013
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  You may have noticed that the ICD-10 manuals have the word “draft” s
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JANUARY 1, 2011
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With more than 500 CPT® code changes, nearly every section of the CPT Manual
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FEBRUARY 20, 2015
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In addition to extensive drug testing code changes in the CPT® Manual
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Q: The [HCPro OSHA] manual says that the eyewash station must be plumbed, but that you ca
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
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FEBRUARY 1, 2016
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NOVEMBER 10, 2015
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A regulatory loophole in Florida state law allows cash-only medical clinics to skirt the licensi
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MEDICAL STAFF
The California Nurses Association is pushing new legislation in that state’s senate
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SAFETY
Physicians in states with disclose, apology and offer (DA&O) laws must still have payouts mad
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CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) aims to expand its central physician data reposito
DECEMBER 12, 2014
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RESIDENCY
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Pediatric residents from Penn State Hershey Medical Center teamed up with law students from Penn
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RESIDENCY
In 1901, Connecticut became the first state to institute what car-related law? a. Driver
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Last Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that if a state allegedly fails to comply with federa
APRIL 6, 2015
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 Per the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) Audit Protoc
JUNE 3, 2016
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SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
ACCREDITATION PARENT
MARCH 24, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
AUGUST 6, 2016
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While still illegal federally, there are currently 33 states that have legalized marijuana for me
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OCTOBER 27, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
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A Detroit area physician was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison July 10 for operating a ma
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FEBRUARY 12, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
DECEMBER 30, 2014
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As promised, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has shut down its operation o
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JANUARY 30, 2019
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
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Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I., has been ordered by the state Department of Hea
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ACCREDITATION PARENT
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The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down Wisconsin’s bid to begin enforcing a state law requi
JUNE 27, 2014
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JUNE 20, 2014
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The Washington state Department of Health has suspended the license of a Seattle anesthesiologis
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AUGUST 8, 2014
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Washington State University (WSU) and the University of Washington (UW) are ending their m
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RESIDENCY
Proposed legislation would require the Secretary of State to accelerate the review process
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
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NOVEMBER 19, 2014
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
  New Mexico State University’s soon-to-be-built Burrell College of Osteopat
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RESIDENCY
  As many rural hospitals in Georgia struggle to remain open, the state’s De
JUNE 5, 2014
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JUNE 26, 2014
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CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
State healthcare profession regulatory boards and agencies are now required to submit an attesta
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
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FEBRUARY 19, 2015
MEDICAL STAFF
The California Court of Appeal recently ruled that the state’s cap on noneconomic damages u
JULY 2, 2015
MEDICAL STAFF
By July 1, 2015, California will be the first state to require hospitals to implement a physician
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JULY 22, 2015
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
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RESIDENCY
Wayne State University in Detroit recently announced a new program that would award high school s
OCTOBER 30, 2015
RESIDENCY
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
RESIDENCY
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
On November 24, the OIG posted a report stating that Medicare Part B and its beneficiaries paid $
DECEMBER 15, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
A recently released study by Avalere Health finds that many states are facing significant shortag
MARCH 4, 2016
RESIDENCY
A recently released study by Avalere Health finds that many states are facing significant shortag
MARCH 3, 2016
MEDICAL STAFF
Measurement is central to current discussions about the state of patient safety, as well as fede
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
State law says hospitals must stay standing; here’s how they’re doing and lessons you
JANUARY 12, 2017
SAFETY
By Jennifer Thew, RN In May 2015, the National Council of State Boards of
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
NURSING
You noted that in a prior Q&A, it was stated that “All payers must follow the Condition
JANUARY 16, 2019
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
APRIL 15, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
MAY 20, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
OCTOBER 20, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 4, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
On February 25, CMS released a fact sheet regarding the transition to ICD-10. It states CMS is wo
MARCH 10, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
JULY 21, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
JULY 20, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 18, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
AUGUST 4, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
In many states, the incident report can be reviewed by the plaintiff's attorney. Therefore, it is
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
NURSING
A new program administered by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health requires that all
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
The state of California is being sued by three nursing home residents who claim that they have b
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
MAY 19, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 17, 2017
RESIDENCY
DECEMBER 17, 2018
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
In many states, the incident report can be reviewed by the plaintiff's attorney. Therefore, it i
FEBRUARY 14, 2019
NURSING
APRIL 14, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 1, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 4, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 6, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Correction made to Provider Reimbursement Manual   On October 24,
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS updates Program Integrity Manual On November 26, CMS release
DECEMBER 12, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The 2015 CPT® Manual includes changes to the Digestive section to align codes for
APRIL 7, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
MARCH 3, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
MAY 12, 2016
SAFETY
JUNE 6, 2017
ACCREDITATION PARENT
JULY 31, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
The latest update to The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospital
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
ACCREDITATION PARENT
New guidelines issued by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) will safeguard patients&r
MAY 9, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
A Washington State doctor has been stripped of his medical license after authorities say h
JUNE 18, 2014
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
JUNE 20, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
JUNE 20, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
JUNE 20, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
JULY 18, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
DECEMBER 12, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
A shortage of physicians in Minnesota, especially in rural areas of the state, has given rise to
DECEMBER 17, 2014
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
JANUARY 14, 2015
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
JANUARY 23, 2015
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
JANUARY 30, 2015
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
JULY 14, 2014
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
MARCH 27, 2015
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
MARCH 18, 2015
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
Although patient safety data has played a larger role in dictating hospital and state initiatives
MAY 19, 2015
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
JULY 31, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
October 23 marks a somber anniversary for the staff at Napa State Hospital in California. In 2010
OCTOBER 22, 2015
SAFETY
DECEMBER 21, 2015
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a memorandum to the state sur
APRIL 10, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
JUNE 12, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
There is no language specifically stating an NP or PA cannot give orders. Rather, the rules requi
OCTOBER 17, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
APRIL 23, 2014
INFECTION CONTROL, QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
MAY 9, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JUNE 30, 2014
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JUNE 9, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 22, 2014
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 31, 2014
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
OCTOBER 30, 2014
SAFETY
OCTOBER 24, 2014
RESIDENCY
DECEMBER 12, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 16, 2015
CREDENTIALING/PRIVILEGING
JANUARY 12, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 19, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 27, 2014
JUSTCODING
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
JUNE 29, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 31, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
MEDICAL STAFF
OCTOBER 9, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
OCTOBER 2, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
OCTOBER 16, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
OCTOBER 23, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
OCTOBER 30, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
Q: Is there guidance on reviewing a record, such as an operative (OP) note, that has
OCTOBER 29, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 22, 2015
MEDICAL STAFF