Today, new ICD-10-CM codes take effect so clinicians can better classify a diagnosis for patients who are victims of human trafficking.
Apr 22, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Friday issued a proposed rule updating payment rates for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year 2020.
Mar 8, 2019
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission this week discussed a set of national guidelines for coding hospital emergency department visits in response to the shift in ED coding from lower to higher intensity services.
Jan 17, 2019
Kathleen Hackett, R.N., a nurse at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, shares how nurses can help identify victims of human trafficking and why the new ICD-10 codes are so important.
Dec 21, 2018
The AHA's Hospitals Against Violence initiative, the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center, and HEAL Trafficking Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. ET will host a webinar offering resources for health care professionals to combat human…
Dec 3, 2018
Melissa Graham By Bob Kehoe Human trafficking touches many more lives in America than people realize. Take it from Melissa Graham, a board-certified registered nurse at Houston Methodist Hospital. “I have a niece who was taken into human trafficking about five years ago in Indianapolis. She…
Nov 20, 2018
By Bob Kehoe Kimberly Williams is no stranger to human trafficking. She learned the hard realities of its victims nearly a decade ago while living in Charlotte, N.C., after attending a conference on the subject through her church.
Oct 11, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted an errata for the Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups definitions manual for the ICD-10 coding system.
Oct 9, 2018
Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos, M.D., director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Human Trafficking Initiative, shares how clinicians are key to stopping the cycle of human trafficking, and how new ICD-10 codes that went into effect Oct. 1 can help.