New York Hospitals Must Update Patient Rights Postings

New York hospitals will soon be required to update their patient rights and responsibilities notices with information regarding surprise bills, the independent dispute process and caregiver designation.  The notification requirements follow other recent changes in New York’s patient rights law pertaining to consumer protections against surprise medical bills and the ability to designate a caregiver following discharge. The legislation, signed by the governor in mid-August, requires [...]

Read More

ICD-10 Flexibility Program Concludes October 1

As the U.S. health care system moves to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision – ICD-10, the health care industry must start using updated codes by October 1, 2016. Recognizing providers may need help with the transition, CMS has established an ICD-10 Ombudsman and ICD-10 Coordination Center to help track, triage, and resolve issues. Resource links: ICD-10 Latest News ICD-10 Ombudsman and ICD-10 Coordination Center (ICC) Small physcian practice resources for [...]

Read More