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Sep 22nd, 2008
Comments Off on Talking Points: ICD-10-CM
HHS Publishes Proposed Changes to HIPAA Transaction and Code Set Standards On August 22, 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published proposed changes to the HIPAA Transaction and Code Set Rules signaling the intent to eliminate use of ICD-9-CM as the codes for reporting diagnoses and implementation of ICD-10-CM with a proposed ...
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Sep 12th, 2008
Comments Off on Improper FFS Payments: Coding One Problem Says CMS
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week, in an exhaustive report by two programs monitoring the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) program for errors, that the national error rate is 3.7 percent of the dollars paid, or $10.2 billion. The projected overpayments were $9.3 billion and the underpayments were $0.9 billion. A product ...
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Sep 2nd, 2008
Comments Off on October 2008 Update to MPFS Released
The October update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) is out. CMS is amending payment files issued to contractors based on the 2008 final rule in an Aug. 22 transmittal. Medicare contractors are to give providers 30 days notice before implementing the changes outlined in CR 6180. The implementation date for these changes is ...