In Billing
Jan 20th, 2017
January is Glaucoma Awareness month. This is a good time to remind patients that this disease has no symptoms in its early stages. If detected through preventive screening, however, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision loss can often be prevented, according to the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP). Who’s at Risk? Medicare ...
In Coding
Jan 18th, 2017
Hearing loss is a common problem caused by noise, aging, disease, and heredity. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one-third of people in the U.S. between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of hearing loss, while close to one-half of people over 75 years of age are affected. According ...
In ICD-10
Jan 13th, 2017
An addendum to the 2016 Electronic Clinical Measure (eCQM) specifications updates ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS value sets for the 2017 performance year. This update applies to eCQMs for the 2017 performance period of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Go here to access the following: eCQMs for Eligible Clinicians Table January 2017 eCQM Specifications for Eligible Clinicians ...
In Coding
Dec 19th, 2016
Between 1994 and 2014, approximately 165,000 people overdosed on opioid pain medication in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic,” the CDC says. Obama Promises Government Intervention In what will probably be one of his last grand ...
In Billing
Dec 7th, 2016
If your Medicare claim was rejected because you properly used the 2017 ICD-10-CM codes, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is willing to give you lenience on your Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting for up to two years, but only for certain quality measures. This year’s ICD-10-CM displayed its first changes in ...