Apr 20th, 2010
Cahaba GBA posted in its April 2010 newsletter Medicare B Newsline the top five reasons electronic claims in each state under its jurisdiction were rejected in February. The Medicare Administrative Contractor’s (MAC) daily audit trails show which claims were accepted and rejected by the Part B processing system. Referring to these reports enables providers to ...
In CMS
Feb 15th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released two new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Version 5010 fact sheets, as well as two companion checklists, to assist providers in transitioning to 5010. With compliance deadlines rapidly approaching, the time to prepare is now. Take a Lesson in 5010 Readiness was last ...
Nov 2nd, 2009
Electronic data interchange (EDI) for claims submission is a great thing, but infallible? No. EDI relies on computers, and we all know how reliable computers can be. Let’s just say, the job of a medical biller isn’t done after she clicks the Submit button. To ensure claims are processed correctly and in a timely fashion ...
In CMS
Aug 25th, 2009
The mandatory compliance date for Medicare’s Fee-for-Service (FFS) implementation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) version 5010 is Jan. 1, 2012; however, providers will be able to test the new software and transition to version 5010 as early as Jan. 1, 2011. Are you ready? CMS to Host Third Education Call on 5010 was last ...
In ICD-10
Aug 3rd, 2009
By Angela “Annie” Boynton RHIT, CPC, CCS, CPC-H, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I All of those involved in the health care industry are working in a revolutionary time, an exciting time and a stressful time!  Current workers will see a major code set change and see our country overhaul its health care infrastructure in order to support ...