A group of 15 organizations is urging congressional leaders to ensure that no future delays to ICD-10 implementation take place. In a recent letter to top political leaders, the organizations say that prior delays have been “disruptive and costly”.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be conducting a national testing week, from November 17 to 21, 2014.
If big data in healthcare is the future for medicine, then ICD-10 is the way to get there. Over the past year, most of the news surrounding ICD-10 has been either bureaucratic or comical in nature.
Healthcare providers will need a denials manager who can track denials and communicate with healthcare payers.
Physician groups, hospitals and coding support companies have been gearing up to address the many changes required to meet the challenges of the upcoming conversion to ICD-10-CM/PCS.
Medicare audits have revealed recurring errors in billing with add-on and place-of-service codes. In addition, Medicare continues to receive claims that appear to be duplicate because they lack an appropriate modifier. Here are some guidelines for correct billing.
As you may be aware, the 2015 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan was released on Oct. 31, 2014. This should be considered mandatory reading for all healthcare providers looking to avoid fraud charges.
MANY readers were shocked by my recent article about Peter Drier, who received a surprise bill of $117,000 from an out-of-network assistant surgeon who helped out during his back operation.
ICD-10-PCS is a major departure from ICD-9-CM procedure coding, and as such many Coding Specialists find ICD-10-PCS much more challenging to learn than ICD-10-CM (which still shares many similarities with ICD-9-CM). In order to ease the transition from ICD-9-CM procedure coding to ICD-10-PCS, over the next ten months, we will provide tips for coding under this system.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (Medicare PFS) on October 31, 2014.