In CMS
Mar 31st, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on March 31 a proposed rule (CMS-3819-P2) to delay the effective date for the Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies (HHA CoPs) final rule. The current effective date for the final rule is July 13. The proposed rule would delay the effective ...
Oct 29th, 2015
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the federal agency responsible for the use of the newly-implemented ICD-10 diagnosis code set in the United States, posted interim advice on its website concerning the interpretation of Excludes1 notes. VitalWare, LLC, reports in its October 26 issue of VitalAlert™, “There may be instances where conditions currently included ...
Apr 1st, 2012
Take a logical approach to ICD-10 and see the international benefits. By Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I You’ve probably heard stories about other countries’ ICD-10 implementation woes. Studies indicate it took a year or more for productivity to rebound in other countries following ICD-10 adoption—and most of those countries only implemented 20,000 or fewer new ...