April 24, 2015 - By Taylor Smith, Chief Customer Officer
At Find-A-Code, one of our main goals is to always listen to our customers' needs. One area we found we needed to improve was in at-a-glance information and navigation on each Code Information Page. That being said, we're pleased to announce the first step of our solution: the Code Information Dashb... Read More
Find-A-Code has posted the April 2015 edition of the Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter at:
Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT): End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Related Ser... Read More
On April 14, 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) passed the Senate by an overwhelming vote of 92-8. Although President Obama has not officially signed the bill into law, weeks ago he indicated his full support when H.R. 2 passed the House of Represen... Read More
Do you know what your payment patterns are? Do you submit claims for any of the following services:
extracapsular cataract removals,
general ophthalmological services, and/or
evaluation and management (E/M) services?
If so, we encourage Ophthalmology providers and their... Read More
At HIPAA Summit, OCR head Jocelyn Samuels outlines forthcoming efforts with ONC, FDA.
Phase II of the federal HIPAA audit program remains "under development," Jocelyn Samuels, director of the Health and Human Services Department's Office for Civil Rights, said Monday at the 23rd National HIPAA Summ... Read More
Services provided to diagnose pregnancy are to be reported separately, and not considered a part of antepartum care given to the patient. Be sure to report the E/M visits separately as of the 2015 revised guidelines.
The services normally provided in uncomplicated maternity cases include&... Read More
Although most of the ICD-10-CM code set has been frozen until after implementation, there have been some minor updates, deletions and additions.Find-A-Code has discovered one set of codes that are not getting much attention. The codes are in a new section added to Chapter 20. External Causes o... Read More
In an effort to improve quality of care in nursing home, CMS has been reviewing PQRS quality measures and offering provider training through a variety of mediums. Antipsychotic drug use is just one of the measures being reviewed. The MLN Connects Provider eNews&nbs... Read More
There are several new features in ICD-10-CM. Watch for these new features such as:
Combination Codes For Certain Conditions and Common Associated Symptoms and Manifestations
•K57.21 – Diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation and ab... Read More