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
Separate Encounter, A Service That Is Distinct Because It Occurred During A Separate Encounter
Coding pairs are part of the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) procedure to procedure edits
Documentation indicates the services were provided during separate... Read More
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
•L89.0... Read More
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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