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2011 August Items

ICD-10 to ICD-9 Reimbursement Mappings

August 30, 2011
We here at FindACode are always looking for more and better information to help you do your coding better. This time, we've added Reimbursement Mappings between ICD-10 and ICD-9. Reimbursement Mappings (RMs) are similar to General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs), and help to establish the mapping o... Read More

Changes to Medicare Fraud System Announced

August 25, 2011
Last year there was a record $4 billion collected in the recovery program.  New tools authorized by the Affordable Care Act give CMS further power to fight fraud.  An announcement published on August 12, 2011, said: “Fraud prevention efforts focus on moving CMS beyond its... Read More

New Medicare Payment Program Announced Today

August 24, 2011
CMS just announced a new program which is supposed to improve patient care and reduce Medicare costs. Called the "Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative", it is being touted as a better way to approach the payment system. At first glance, is appears to be variations of the capitated / HMO... Read More

New: 2011 July Edition of the Medicare Provider Compliance Newsletter

August 05, 2011
The July 2011 edition of the Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter is now available on Find-A-Code.This edition contains: Recovery Audit Finding: Multiple Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Rentals per Month Recovery Audit Finding: Acute Respiratory Failure Recovery Audit Finding: Gas... Read More

June 2011 CPT® Assistant Available

August 03, 2011
As part of the CPT® Assistant Archives package, the archives for June 2011 are now available. Highlights from this issue include: Coding Clarification: Reporting Observation Care - Initial, Subsequent, & Discharge Services Esophagogastric Fundoplasty Reporting for Nasal/Sinus Endosco... Read More

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