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May 2nd, 2022
Take steps to modernize your office interoperability. Electronic health records (EHRs) have changed substantially over time. If your practitioner is still using an older EHR system, it may be time to recommend an upgrade. In addition to being more user-friendly and offering more customizable opportunities, the new EHR systems are helping clinics decrease expenses, increase ...
Apr 26th, 2022
Healthcare professionals interested in improving medical documentation and coding attended Day 1 of AAPC’s first ever DOCUCON, a two-day virtual Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) conference. CDI has become a growing focus in healthcare as the fee-for-service methodology has shifted toward value-based reimbursement and evaluation and management (E/M) rules have changed. The desire to learn mo...
Apr 7th, 2022
Provisions include topsy-turvy payment adjustments across the country. A proposed rule outlines payments, wages, and policies in fiscal year (FY) 2023 for inpatient psychiatric facilities paid under the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed rule March 31 and is accepting public comments ...
Feb 11th, 2022
Low-performing hospitals to see a 1 percent cut in Medicare payments under HAC Reduction Program in 2022. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last month that 764 hospitals will face Medicare payment cuts in fiscal year (FY) 2022 under the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP). The value-based program may reduce Medicare payments ...
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Feb 3rd, 2022
Effective April 1, 2022, hospitals will have nine new procedure codes to describe the introduction or infusion of therapeutics, including the additional COVID-19 vaccines recently authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration. April Update The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services first introduced seven new ICD-10-PCS codes for second quarter 2022. The ...