In CMS
Mar 4th, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched “CMS: Beyond the Policy” podcasts last month to better explain updates and changes to Medicare policies and programs. First Podcast? E/M CMS: Beyond the Policy’s inaugural episode focuses on evaluation and management coding (E/M).  Last November, CMS finalized changes in how doctors and other clinicians  document ...
Sep 30th, 2018
Comments Off on Changes are Coming in 2019
Beginning next year, the requirements for hosting a local chapter will change slightly. Officers will be required to sponsor 6 educational events per year. Here’s how it will look: Required events            Event types                                      ...
Aug 1st, 2018
Comments Off on Additional Information About Changes Coming in 2019
As mentioned in last month’s officer news, requirements for chapters will be slightly different in 2019. Six educational events will still be required but not all events must be traditional meetings. Events that will be approved are defined as: Traditional meetings – A minimum of 4 are required annually Officers are present All attendees are ...
Mar 21st, 2018
After a quiet year, expect three significant changes to the way you do your medical coding, as indicated by recent announcements by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Medical coders will see the changes in 2019, making medical coding certification more important than ever. Based ...
In ICD-10
Oct 21st, 2016
ICD-10 presents a double-punch of changes while reporting standards are tightened. Entering its second year, it includes thousands of new codes implemented October 1, 2016. For example, the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code set has: 1943 new codes, 422 revised codes, and 305 deleted codes. ICD-10-PCS, the Procedural Coding System used by hospitals and facilities is ...