2015 PQRS GPRO: 4 Weeks Left to Register by June 30 Deadline
Groups have 4 weeks to register to participate in the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) via the Physician Value - Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) Registration System. PQRS G... Read More
From the National Council for Behavioral Health:... Two federal agencies released guidance on how they will be implementing the Excellence in Mental Health Act, the biggest federal investment in mental health and addiction services in generations.
For decades, behavioral health and the health... Read More
Anxiety& Mental disorders contribute to oral health problemsChristine Taxin, Adjunct Professor of New York University, College of Dentistry
Anxiety disorders, which include phobias, panic attacks, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), are serious co... Read More
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The examples below show the structural differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS.
ICD-9-CM Diagnoses Codes:
First digit is alpha (E or V) or numeric
Digits 2–5 are numeric; and Decimal is after third digit
496 – Chronic airway obstruction, N... Read More
CMS Announces the Submission Engine Validation Tool is Now Available for Testing
CMS is pleased to announce that the Submission Engine Validation Tool (SEVT) located on the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal (Portal) is available for program year 2015 testing. Th... Read More
Five More Facts about ICD-10
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shared five facts dispelling misperceptions about the transition to ICD-10. Here are five more facts addressing common questions and concerns CMS has heard about ICD-10:
If you cannot submit ICD-... Read More
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2016 Hospice NPRM CMS-1629-P
(CMS updates to the wage index and payment rates for the Medicare Hospice Benefit)
On April 30, 2015, the C... Read More