In Billing
Mar 26th, 2019
Medical coders who code pass-through drugs or home health have 21 new HCPCS Level II codes to use, effective April 1, 2019. The new codes include drugs for migraines, to initiate blood-clotting in patients on certain coagulants, chronic and hairy cell leukemia, and folic acid for chemotherapy patients. The home health codes help facilitate the ...
Mar 22nd, 2019
Of the 1,057,824 clinicians eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in the inaugural year, 1,006,319 (95 percent) participated in MIPS and avoided a negative payment adjustment, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Experience Report. The report, which CMS released March 21, provides ...
In Billing
Feb 28th, 2019
With this being the first payment year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), MIPS eligible clinicians and clinician groups should start tracking payment adjustments in their Medicare Part B claims. Billing staff also may want to prepare for questions from patients who are privy to the information. Lots at Stake Based on performance in ...
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Feb 25th, 2019
Pilots do it. Bird watchers do it. Even surgeons are starting to do it. Are you taking advantage of checklists to help your medical coding and billing? Rocket Scientists Use Checklists Coding can be – as the saying goes – more complicated than rocket science.  Not only are you translating a provider’s impressions, judgments, actions ...
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Feb 22nd, 2019
Is your outpatient facility on board with new regulations for the ordering and furnishing of advanced diagnostic imaging services? Advanced diagnostic imaging services have long been under scrutiny by the Office of Inspector General for Medicare fraud and abuse, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) responds to the watchdog’s recommendations each year ...