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2016 October Articles


Increase Pay-up by Successfully Appealing Claim Denials

October 31, 2016 - By Christine Taxin
Increase Pay-up by Successfully Appealing Claim DenialsWhat if every time you had a patient in v-fib, you were allowed to shock him only once? What would your success rate be? Everyone in EMS knows that defibrillation often works only on the second, or even the third, shock. The same principle holds... Read More

***COUNTDOWN TO OPEN ENROLLMENT *** More Than 70 Percent of Consumers Can Find Marketplace Plans for Less than $75 Per Month

October 26, 2016 - By CMS.gov
With Start of Window Shopping, Americans Can Now Check Out Options for 2017 Coverage With window shopping beginning today, Health Insurance Marketplace consumers can now visit HealthCare.gov to check out their options for 2017 coverage in advance of the start of Open Enrollment on November 1. A new... Read More

Average premiums for popular ACA plans rising 25 percent

October 25, 2016
Here's what you need to know about the changing premiums and options for Healthcare.gov plans in the 2017 enrollment period, which lasts from Nov. 1, 2016, to Jan. 31, 2017. Insurers are raising the 2017 premiums for a popular and significant group of health plans sold through HealthCare.gov by an... Read More

CMS announces additional opportunities for clinicians to join innovative care approaches under the Quality Payment Program

October 25, 2016 - By CMS.gov
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new opportunities for clinicians to join Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) developed by the CMS Innovation Center to improve care and potentially earn an incentive payment under the Quality Payment Program created throu... Read More

New State Law Requires Facilities Performing CT to be Accredited

October 25, 2016 - By Christine Taxin
Hello to all offices and team.  This is a notice that New York State Law will require if you have a CT .  If you want help let Links2Success know and we will send you two companies that can help you. Policy Effective date: 1/20/16 New State Law Requires Facilities Performing CT to... Read More

Find-A-Code Partners with Health Navigator to improve search results

October 24, 2016
Health Navigator partners with Find-A-Code to improve medical coding, billing for clinics, health plans, hospitals and health care organizations La Grange, Ill. (Oct. 17, 2016) – Health Navigator announced today that it has partnered with Find-A-Code, the most complete medical coding and bill... Read More

CMS NEWS: MACRA Quality Payment Program Final Rule (CMS-5517-F)

October 14, 2016 - By CMS.gov
HHS finalizes streamlined Medicare payment system that rewards clinicians for quality patient careMACRA rule will accelerate health care system’s shift toward value   Today, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) finalized a landmark new payment system for Medicare clinicia... Read More

Is Your Practice in Need of a Wellness Visit?

October 12, 2016 - By NAMAS - Valora S. Gurganious, MBA, CHBC
Are you finding yourself frustrated that you are working harder than ever but your practice income continues to drop? Are patients expressing greater frustration with longer wait times at your office? Is your staff morale declining and your own stress level is rising each day in the face of increasi... Read More

ICD-10-CM Updates for the Auditor, a NAMAS webinar

October 07, 2016 - By Dr Evan Gwilliam
The ICD-10-CM Updates for the Auditor webinar is now available on our Webinars page.Here's what other viewers had to say about the webinar. Revenue Integrity Auditor   Excellent presentation. It is a very dry subject but the presenter helped make it more interesting  ... Read More

Dental Office Screening is The Future

October 07, 2016 - By Christine Taxin
Susan Maples, DDS, developed the screening survey and conducted the screenings and finger stick blood draws at her private dental practice in Holt, Michigan. Maple told MedPage Today that while very few dentists in the U.S. currently screen for any systemic disease, that is bound to chang... Read More

ICD-10: 2017 Updates Infographic

October 07, 2016
Get more info at http://1sthcc.com/icd-10-2017-updates/ Read More

New Codes For Smoking And Tobacco Use Cessation Counseling Visit

October 04, 2016
Effective September 30, 2016, HCPCS codes G0436 (Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes) and G0437 (Smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intensive, greater than 10 minutes) are deleted. The service... Read More

2017 ICD-10 Updates are Online

October 03, 2016
The thousands of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS updates for fiscal year 2017 are now available on Find-A-Code. Updates include new, changed and deleted codes, DRG Grouper updates, HCC updates and more.Find-A-Code automatically keeps you up-to-date.Happy coding!- Find-A-Code Staff... Read More

2017 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Negative Payment Adjustment Notification

October 03, 2016
CMS has begun distributing letters to Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) individual eligible professionals (EPs), EPs providing services at a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) billing under method II, and group practices regarding the 2017 PQRS negative payment adjustment. The letter indicates t... Read More

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