The Cyberization of Personal Health – Do New Apps Pose a
In an evolutionary sense, the trend toward the proliferation of health-related apps and supporting specialized health monitoring is a continuation of this trend. Just as new forms of treatment will rely increasingly on personalized medicine, these apps create a custom-made information environment tailored specifically for the patient being served.
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EXCLUSIVE: Contact Tracing and the Constitutional Right to
(2 days ago) A recent MIT Review article profiled 29 contact tracing apps being rolled out. The list was compiled by the MIT Covid Tracing Tracker Project. The data (as of May 5) indicates that the Apple/Google approach is being used in Austria, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, …
Cyber Risk in Medical Devices: Part V
(3 days ago) The Cyberization of Personal Health – Do New Apps Pose a Threat? A look ahead to the unification of healthcare and how patients access their information. It has been announced that Apple is expanding its HealthKit application to make it possible for a …
Top 10 Federal Audit Findings for Incident-to Services in
(2 days ago) A few weeks ago, in part 1 of this article, I sketched out a vignette that’s a fairly common occurrence in physician practices across the country. The vignette described an established patient scheduled to be seen by one of the practice non-physician practitioners (NPPs). Although well-known to …
Avalanche of New Guidance from CMS No Match for COVID-19
(3 days ago) We are all hearing quite a bit about telehealth and the rapid transition from office visits to visits conducted by audio/video apps. But it must be remembered that while we spend a lot of time talking about Medicare, there are almost 1,000 companies that offer health insurance, and each one of them may have its own rules.
RACs: What Went Wrong
(7 days ago) In explaining the relatively high rate of improper payments to inpatient hospitals, CMS acknowledged that since RACs were paid on a contingency fee basis, their claims review strategy focused on high dollar improper payments such as inpatient hospital claims, giving them the “highest return” relative to expenses associated with reviewing claims and medical records.
COVID-19: Update on Medicare Audits During the Pandemic
(1 days ago) When the President of the United States declares an emergency or disaster under either the Stafford Act or the National Emergencies Act, in conjunction with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ declaration of a public health emergency, Section 1135 of the Social Security Act authorizes the Secretary to temporarily waive or modify certain Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP
Two Healthcare Initiatives Fly Under the Radar
(3 days ago) Interoperability rules will require that hospitals be able to seamlessly exchange individual patient data with other facilities, as well as with third parties that are expected to create apps and develop other solutions that will put healthcare records in the hands of consumers.
CMS Demonstration Programs for Part A-to-Part B Rebilling
(4 days ago) By Andrew B. Wachler, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq. On Nov. 15 CMS unveiled a demonstration program that may provide some relief to hospitals whose inpatient claims are being denied as not medically necessary because care was not provided in the appropriate setting. At …
COVID-19 Resources: The SDoH and Population-Based Care
(Just Now) Apps as Calm and Moodfit offer quick ways to address mild anxiety or depression, and promote coping. If you or someone else is feeling depressed or suicidal, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. This list is fluid, with further resources to be provided moving forward. Stay tuned as updates continue to present.
Facebook Fallout Becoming a Social Media Menace
(4 days ago) It was one of those “take a quiz” apps, on the surface. Unfortunately, if you took the quiz, your Facebook information was sent to the app creator. No big foul yet. Now, this was a special app. It then pulled the information of all your friends and contacts on Facebook, without their …
Nurses’ Safe Staffing and Shortages: A National Concern
(Just Now) Pod care (especially for regional and rural areas), virtual nursing care delivery models, increased telehealth and mobile apps, and other types of intelligence models are all being discussed. Concerns in Proposed Legislation for Safe Staffing and No Positive Effect on Workforce Shortages:
Edward Roche, PhD, JD
(6 days ago) Edward Roche is the director of scientific intelligence for Barraclough NY, LLC. Mr. Roche is also a member of the California Bar. Prior to his career in health law, he served as the chief research officer of the Gartner Group, a leading ICT advisory firm. He was chief scientist of the Concours Grou
Hospital Cyber Attacks and Crypto Currency: Part XI
(7 days ago) The Cyberization of Personal Health – Do New Apps Pose a Threat? A look ahead to the unification of healthcare and how patients access their information. It has been announced that Apple is expanding its HealthKit application to make it possible for a person to view their own health records on their…
Rural Children’s Mental Health: Will Sustainable Help Be
(3 days ago) More telehealth legislation for reimbursement, together with broadband and online security for virtual care and user-friendly technology platforms. These formats include phones and mobile apps, especially as privacy and sophistication of programs are built and expanded. Expanded use of community health workers (CHWs).
Here Come the Cyber RACs: DHS Cybersecurity Task Force
(6 days ago) Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on cybersecurity in healthcare. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Task Force also just released a report suggesting that current guidelines are not adequate to meet the current situation.
RACs Fall Short in Third Quarter by $82.5 Million
(5 days ago) EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a two-part series by former RAC Region D vice president Vickie Axsom-Brown.The CMS news of Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) returns through the third quarter of the 2011 fiscal year has gained much attention. CMS’s goal …
electronic medical records
(7 days ago) The Cyberization of Personal Health – Do New Apps Pose a Threat? By Edward Roche, PhD, JD. A look ahead to the unification of healthcare and how patients access their information. It has been announced that Apple is expanding its HealthKit application to make it possible for a person to view their own health records on their mobile devices
What You Need to Know: Inpatient Denials and Part A/Part B
(8 days ago) In today's audit landscape, hospitals' inpatient short-stay claims are receiving increased attention from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). On Nov. 15, 2011, CMS announced the launch of two demonstration programs that …
The Origins of Cryptoviral Extortion and Ransomware: Part
(6 days ago) The Cyberization of Personal Health – Do New Apps Pose a Threat? A look ahead to the unification of healthcare and how patients access their information. It has been announced that Apple is expanding its HealthKit application to make it possible for a person to view their own health records on their…
Loss of Medicare Reimbursement — Missing Signatures
(6 days ago) Dating the Signature If a relevant regulation (NCD, LCD, or other CMS manual) is silent on whether a signature must be dated, the contractor shall review the documentation to ensure that it contains enough information to determine the date on which the service was performed.