In Billing
Jun 22nd, 2017
A new video and step-by-step guide developed by the American Medical Association walks physician practices through the steps they need to take, by Oct. 2, to meet the minimum reporting requirement for this first performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). AMA Makes MIPS Look Easy was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 by Renee Dustman...
In Coding
Jun 16th, 2017
The Washington Post reports, June 15, “Dangerous unproven treatments for ‘chronic Lyme disease’ are on the rise.” According to the Post, patients are being “prescribed dangerous and often expensive treatments that do not work,” citing a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC report, the term “chronic ...
In Coding
Jun 16th, 2017
The 2018 ICD-10-CM code files are now available on the 2018 ICD-10 CM and GEMs webpage. This includes the 2018 tabular and index, as well as code descriptions and addendum files: 2018 General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) will be posted in August. 2018 ICD-10-CM guidelines, present on admission exempt codes, and conversion table will be posted ...
In Billing
Jun 13th, 2017
Annual HIV screening is a reasonable and necessary preventive service, but claims reimbursement hinges on correct coding and a clear understanding of benefit limitations and requirements. Coding HIV Screening HIV screening furnished on or after April 13, 2015, on Medicare Part B claims processed on or after Oct. 2, 2017, are reported with the following HCPCS Level II codes: HCPCS ...
In Billing
Jun 8th, 2017
Although comparing the third quarter 2017 payment amount with the prior quarter reveals that, on average, prices for Part B drugs increased by 0.1 percent, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), there are several code changes in the July 2017 update that will soon affect claims payment under the Outpatient Prospective ...