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2014 August Articles


CMS Testing Dates Released - Don't be left behind!

August 29, 2014
CMS is promoting three National ICD-10 testing Awareness Weeks.  Be sure to get involved early, as they have posted a ONE-TIME notice!  If you are not ready I suggest you get moving.  To begin with you need to have access to ICD-10 codes, If you don't already have an account wit... Read More

Is HealthCare.gov HIPAA Compliant?

August 28, 2014
HIPAA compliance is something you simply cannot afford to neglect.   Even HealthCare.gov isn't off the hook for apparent violations. Watch a brief excerpt from the Congressional Hearings here!"   Click Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N54gSI4Aft0... Read More

9 Free Webinars in the next 6 Weeks

August 22, 2014
Visit the Find-A-Code Events page to view 10 upcomming webinars - 9 of which are absolutely free.Webinars include: Mon, Aug 25th - Free Webinar: Payment Models - WEDI Tue, Aug 26th - Free Webinar: Fifty Shades of Pay - Industry Experiences Since the January 1st Compliance Date of the ACA-Mandate... Read More

CMS launched a new Webcast Series: Road to 10

August 18, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new webcast introducing the “Road to 10” tool. Accessible through the “Road to 10” link on the CMS website, the webcast covers the history of the International Classification of Dis... Read More

New HCPCS Codes Q9970 and Q9974

August 14, 2014
Effective  July 1, 2014 two new HCPCS codes have been created for reporting certain drugs and biologicals and they are effective for services furnished on or after July 1, 2014. Q9970 - Injection, Ferric Carboxymaltose, 1mg Q9974 - Injection, Morphine Sulfate, Preservative-Free or E... Read More

New Code G9974 Replaces J2271

August 14, 2014
NEW CODE: G9974 Injection, Morphine Sulfate, Preservative-Free or Epidural Or Intrathecal Use, 10 mg. HCPCS code J2275 (Injection, morphine sulfate (preservative-free sterile solution), per 10 mg) will be replaced with HCPCS code Q9974 effective July 1, 2014. The SI for HCPCS code J2275 will chan... Read More

Medicare is Now Accepting ICD-10 Test Claims

August 13, 2014
On July 31, HHS issued a rule (CMS-0043-F) finalizing October 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers and health plans to transition to ICD-10. ICD-10 represents a significant code set change that impacts the entire health care community. CMS is taking a comprehensive four-pron... Read More

Get informed on Healthcare Reform Topics

August 13, 2014
There is a lot going on with the Healthcare Reform.  To see an overview of the topics published by Cigna Healthcare check out their web site,  http://www.cigna.com/health-care-reform/reform-topics-overview... Read More

The Proper Use of Evaluation and Management CPT Code 99211

August 13, 2014 - By By: Aimee Wilcox, MA, CST, CCS-P
The Proper Use of Evaluation and Management CPT Code 99211 When properly used and reported, evaluation and management service code 99211 can be useful, time saving and profitable. The description for code 99211 reads, “Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an... Read More

NGS - Therapy Functional Reporting Claims Rejecting in Error

August 07, 2014
NGS (National Government Services) has announced a Production Alert: Therapy functional reporting claims may be rejecting incorrectly. These are claims referred to in the MLN Article # SE1307, Outpatient Therapy Functional Reporting Requirements.  You can read more about about which claims ar... Read More

Medicare EHR Incentive Payment for Eligible Professionals - Time is Running Out!

August 07, 2014
In order to qualify for an EHR incentives, providers must show they are using their EHR's and demonstrate MEANINGFUL USE of their EHR's.  This means they are using their EHR's in ways that improves the affect of the quality of care to their patients and have successfully captured... Read More

CAQH Launches COB Smart

August 06, 2014
We all know how time consuming and costly COB (Coordination of Benefits) can be to a practice.   February 2014, CAQH launched a new plan called COB Smart Registry. This will help expand the communication between health care plans and providers. Joining with some Major Health Plan... Read More

Allscripts ACE14 - Chicago, Aug 12-15, ADP booth #13

August 06, 2014 - By Taylor Smith
Find-A-Code will be at the ACE 14 Allscripts Client Experience event next week in Chicago Illinois, showcasing our exclusive IntegraCoder technology as featured in Code-A-Note. Drop by to meet LaMont Leavitt our CEO, along with Taylor Smith (Chief Customer Officer) and Justin Francom (Chief Technolo... Read More

CMS Press Release: Official ICD-10 Transition Date October 1, 2015

August 01, 2014 - By By: Chris Woolstenhulme, CMRS
Deadline for ICD-10 allows health care industry ample time to prepare for change Deadline set for October 1, 2015 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule today finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care cl... Read More

CMS announces acknowledgement testing for ICD-10

August 01, 2014
MLC Connects sent out a special Edition Friday August 1, 2014, Read moe about it here: Providers, suppliers, billing companies, and clearinghouses are welcome to submit acknowledgement test claims anytime up to the October 1, 2015, implementation date. In addition, CMS will be highlighting this tes... Read More

New and Modified Provider Taxonomy Codes for Oct 1st, 2014

August 01, 2014
New codes added 7/1/2014, effective 10/1/2014 175T00000X Under the Other Service Providers Type the Peer Specialist was added:Individuals certified to perform peer support services through a training process defined by a government agency, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs or... Read More

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