There are several new features in ICD-10-CM. Watch for new features such as:
Laterality (Left, Right, Bilateral)
•C50.511 – Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of right female breast;
•H16.013 – Central corneal ulcer, bilateral; and
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Of nearly 15,000 test claims received by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid for the first round of end-to-end ICD-10 testing, 81 percent were accepted, according to statistics revealed by the agency Wednesday.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce the 2014 PQRS data submission timeframes.
An Individuals Authorized Access to CMS Computer Services (IACS) account with the “PQRS Submitter Role” is required for these PQRS data submission methods.... Read More
Originally, for providers to Attest EHR/Meaningful Use for the 2014 reporting period, the attestation deadline was February 28, 2015. However, to encourage providers to start attesting for the 2014 reporting year, CMS has extended the attestation deadline for eligible professionals to March 20... Read More
The global surgical package, also called global surgery, includes all necessary services normally furnished by a surgeon before, during, and after a procedure. Medicare payment for the surgical procedure includes the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative services routinel... Read More
ICD-10 costs for small physician practices are significantly much lower than expected, according to a new study released today by the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM). The survey of 276 physician practices of fewer than six providers revealed that total ICD-10 trans... Read More
The American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, testified at a Congressional committee hearing today that the healthcare community is ready for the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2015.
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Measures codes contain information about Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) quality measures, including detailed specifications and related release notes for the individual PQRS quality measures and measures groups and other measures-related documentation needed by individual... Read More
The MLN Connects Provider eNews for February 5, 2015 included the following notice:
CMS Intends to Engage in Rulemaking for EHR Incentive Program Changes for 2015
CMS intends to engage in rulemaking this spring to help ensure providers cont... Read More
If a code has been deleted, the following information is available (If applicable).
WARNING: If code has been deleted, you will see this ICON as well as the date the code was deleted.
Check out Coding Tips: i.e., code “Not Payable by Medicare” and has a replacement code Q9974
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