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Centers for Medicare and medicaid services

CMS requires documentation of positive COVID-19 lab test to be eligible for MS-DRG add-on adjustment, effective 9/1

This article describes certain provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that relate to IPPS hospitals, LTCHs, and IRFs. These provisions are Sections 3710 and 3711 of the CARES Act.


July 31, 2020

U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Remove Longstanding Ban Around Patient Identification

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to remove the longstanding ban in its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill that stifles innovation around patient identification.

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July 31, 2020

CMS Announces New ICD-10-PCS Codes for COVID-19 Treatments, Effective Aug. 1

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implemented 12 new ICD-10-PCS codes to describe the introduction or infusion of therapeutics for the treatment of COVID-19, including remdesivir and convalescent plasma,…

Journal of AHIMA

AHIMA Comments on FTC Health Breach Notification Rule

Since the Commission’s Health Breach Notification Rule became effective in 2009, use of mobile apps by consumers has rapidly accelerated. In 2018, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) reported that more than eight in 10 individuals...

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