In CMS
Mar 21st, 2017
It may be spring, but the freeze is still on in Washington, D.C. — the “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” memorandum, or Freeze Memo, that is. The Freeze Memo encourages agencies to temporarily postpone the effective date of regulations that have been published in the Federal Register, but have not taken effect, for 60 days from the date ...
Become familiar with new initiatives and payment models, and be willing to adapt. By Lamon Willis, CPC, CPCO, CPC-I, CPC-H Among 191 countries, the World Health Organization ranks the United States as 37th for quality of healthcare, yet we spend a higher portion of our gross domestic product on healthcare than all other countries (The ...
In Billing
Oct 14th, 2011
Due to a large number of inquiries about the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative, and many requests for additional time to prepare applications, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has, for the second time, extended the deadlines for submitting letters of intent and applications. Providers: Apply for Bundled Payments Initiative was last ...
In Billing
Sep 29th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for Model 1 of its Bundled Payments for Care Improvement program, giving providers for whom the episode of care is the acute care hospital stay only until Oct. 6 to apply. Sept. 22 was the original deadline. Bundled Payments Acute Care Deadline Extended ...
Jun 1st, 2011
Gain confidence in knowing when to bundle services and when to bill services separately. Bundling occurs when a procedure or service with a unique CPT® or HCPCS Level II code is included as part of a “more extensive” procedure or service provided at the same time. Unbundling errors—coding separately for procedures that should have been ...