Apr 20th, 2017
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) extended the Medicare-dependent, Small Rural Hospital (MDH) program, but like previous statutes before it, only temporarily. Beginning Oct. 1, 2017, the MDH program will no longer be in effect. The Effect on Hospitals The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) explains in the 2018 ...
Apr 7th, 2017
Are you tired of always being the last one to know when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule or transmittal with new coding/billing guidance? Be the first to learn of new Medicare regulations and become a valuable resource for your providers. Simply go to www.cms.gov and scroll toward the ...
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Apr 7th, 2017
The registration period for groups that choose the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web Interface or Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survey as their data submission method is April 1 through June 30, 2017. For individual or group participation, registration is not required for any ...
Apr 4th, 2017
In an ongoing effort to strengthen the Medicare Advantage and the Prescription Drug Program by supporting flexibility, efficiency, and innovation, the Center Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final updates to the Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Program for 2018. The final policies are similar to the proposal released in February’s 2018 Advance Notice ...
Coding these preventive procedures depends on the payer. For 2017, the American Medical Association (AMA) deleted CPT® 77051, 77052, 77055, 77056, and 77057, and introduced three replacement codes to report mammography: 77065 Diagnostic mammography, including computer-aided detection (CAD) when performed; unilateral 77066 … bilateral 77067 Screening mammography, bilateral (2-view study of each brea...