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Cloned Notes Can Lead to Legal Trouble!

In a recent Part B newsletter, a question came in regarding the use of clones notes. Per their response, cloned notes can get your practice into legal trouble. Question: We know that if we’re not careful our cloned notes can lead to inappropriate data in an encounter record, which in turn can lead to denials…


Advocates Press CMS to Make Permanent Rural Tele-behavioral Health Services

Telehealth became a great resource during the pandemic by allowing individuals to still access healthcare, and advocacy groups are urging for the continued use of these tele-behavioral health services. Rural communities have been greatly impacted by the help of tele-behavioral health services and would benefit greatly from their continued use, continue reading below to learn more! Twenty advocacy groups have…


Practicing Gratitude Builds a Successful Life

With the impending holidays “gratitude” is a popular word often associated with Thanksgiving, but the act of being thankful is a practice that we can implement every day of the year. Consider that the ordinary elements of our lives are something to be grateful for, our health, shelter, food, family and loved ones we care…


No Surprises Act Provision Delayed

The No Surprises Act has been deferred until further notice by the Departments of Health and Human Services. The act requires providers and facilities to provide good faith estimates for their insured payments, continue reading below to learn more! The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury will defer enforcement of the No…


New ICD-10-CM Guidelines: Emphasis on Specificity

Dozens of ICD-10-CM guidelines updates will go into effect on October 1st. Throughout the guidelines, there are many changes that will impact coding from a new call for specificity to revised instructions for coding social determinants of health. Pulled from Part B News by Decision Health here are the highlights from the new guidelines. Decision…