Audit & Education Services
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Clock is Ticking: Prepare for ICD-10 Transition Now
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has committed to ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2014. While the date may seem far away, if you have not started the transition process, now is the time to focus on your specific ICD-10 needs.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements Spelled Out by IRS, Treasury Department
On April 5, 2013, the IRS and the Treasury Department provided additional guidance for 501(c)(3) hospitals conducting community health needs assessments (CHNAs) as required by the Affordable Care Act, available here in the Federal Register. Hospitals are required to conduct and complete their first CHNA and implementation strategy for their first tax year that begins on or after March 23, 2012.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Therapy Functioning Reporting for 2013
Alert gathered from a recent CMS National Provider call regarding Functioning Reporting of therapy services through new CPT codes and modifiers added to the claim.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
TJC Releases New Professional Practice Evaluation Standards FAQ
On Jan. 31, 2013, The Joint Commission (TJC) revised the Hospital standards (CAMH) 2007
FAQ on Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE).
Monday, November 26, 2012
CMS Provider-Based Designated Locations and the Medical Staff Office
Think you know all there is to know on "Provider-Based" designation? Read this bulletin.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Release of 2013 Office of the Inspector General Work Plan – Impact on Hospitals
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released its 2013 work plan. Read this bulletin discussing new issues.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Most Tax-Exempt Hospitals Facing IRS “Stealth Review”
Bulletin on the IRS review of tax-exempt hospitals for compliance with the community benefit standard.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Fifteen Nursing Homes Successfully Appeal Ohio’s Franchise Permit Fee (Bed Tax)
On August 2, 2012, fifteen nursing homes successfully appealed assessments of the Franchise Permit Fee assessed on beds that were de-licensed pending transfer through an approved Certificate of Need.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Certificate of Need Laws Amended
Discussion of House Bill 487 and changes to Ohio's Certificate of Need laws.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Moving Forward with ICD-10 on October 1, 2014
On August 25, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a final ruling regarding the deadline delay for ICD-10 implementation.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
TJC update on HCIRs in the Hospital
On July 9, 2012, The Joint Commission (TJC) released a standards information email regarding expectations of healthcare organizations utilizing non-licensed, non-employee individuals, including healthcare industry representatives (HCIRs).
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
CMS Releases 2013 OPPS Proposed Rule
Discussion of the 2013 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).