Business Briefs

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 16:06
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS
Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure information accuracy. However, HMP and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding, coverage, and payment information is error-free and/or that payment will be received.  Not a week goes by that this author does not receive telephone calls and/or e-... Read More
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:34
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS
Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure information accuracy. However, HMP and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding, coverage, and payment information is error-free and/or that payment will be received.  The 2018 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring conference in Charlotte, NC,... Read More
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 15:14
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS
Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure information accuracy. However, HMP and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding, coverage, and payment information is error-free and/or that payment will be received. The ultimate responsibility for verifying information accuracy lies with the... Read More
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:38
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS
Even though obtaining reimbursement for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) requires the same skills as obtaining reimbursement for other wound care procedures, wound care professionals continue to have many questions about coding, payment, coverage, and the audit process for HBOT. As part of Today’s Wound Clinic’s special edition on HBOT, this installment of Business Briefs will address the most... Read More
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:32
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS
Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure information accuracy. However, HMP and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding, coverage, and payment information is error-free and/or that payment will be received. The ultimate responsibility for verifying information accuracy lies with the... Read More
Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:01
Donna J. Cartwright, MPA, RHIA, CCS, RAC, FAHIMA
Editor’s Note: Kathleen D. Schaum, MS, author of Business Briefs, will be on extended vacation through early 2018. While she’s away, we will feature guest authors in this column space. Ms. Schaum will return to her column beginning with the February 2018 edition.  Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure... Read More
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:57
Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA
Editor’s Note: Kathleen D. Schaum, MS, author of Business Briefs, will be on extended vacation through early 2018. While she’s away, we will feature guest authors in this column space. Ms. Schaum will return to her column beginning with the February 2018 edition. Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure... Read More
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:47
Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA
Editor’s Note: Kathleen D. Schaum, MS, author of Business Briefs, will be on extended vacation prior to the 2017 holiday season. While she’s away, we will feature guest authors in this column space. Ms. Schaum will return to her column beginning with the February 2018 edition. Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made... Read More
Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:54
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS
Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure information accuracy. However, HMP Communications and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding, coverage, and payment information is error-free and/or that payment will be received. The ultimate responsibility for verifying information accuracy... Read More
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:32
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS
Believe it or not, all Medicare beneficiaries will be receiving new Medicare identification cards. Yes, more than 57.7 million Americans will receive a new card! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will randomly assign all Medicare beneficiaries with a new, unique number known as a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), which will replace the Social Security Number (SSN)-based... Read More

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