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2017 July Items

Proposed Payment Changes in 2018 and 2019 for Medicare Home Health Agencies

July 26, 2017 - By
CMS announced today that the payment rates and wage index system for 2018 has a new proposed rule for Medicare Home Health Agencies. CMS stated, “The new payment system aims to encourage innovation and collaboration and to incentivize home health providers to meet or exceed industry quality st... Read More

Announcing APC Packager/Pricer Tool BETA

July 26, 2017
The APC Packager/Pricer tool simplifies OPPS payment calculations, offering the capability to manage all of your CPT codes together for Facility payment calculations. The APC Packager/Pricer will assign an APC or APCs, calculate the weighted payments based on the APCs and geo-locational adjustments... Read More

Let Us Help You With Coding, Auditing, and Education Services for Your Organization

July 11, 2017 - By NAMAS
NAMAS, National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists, a division of DoctorsManagement, LLC offers a variety of professional and educational services to help your organization operate efficiently and within comp... Read More

Learning the Rules of Appeals

July 11, 2017 - By Christine Taxin
  Step One: Establish a review process for "outlier payments." Outlier payments are those payments which are significantly lower than the anticipated reimbursement for that type of claim. The review process should involve assessment of t... Read More

Find-A-Code's Medical Laboratory Test Information product update and new product Medical Lab Test with CLD Rankings

July 10, 2017
Update! The Medical Laboratory Test database was recently updated to include: Over 200 new tests Improved links (quantity and quality) to diseases New Disease focused pages - tests related to a particular disease Additional links to codes (ICD-10-CM and CPT/HCPCS) LOINC codes Auto-suggest s... Read More

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