May 1st, 2012
With a trend moving toward hospital care, consider chargemaster basics. By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, ACS-OP, RCC, RMC As more physicians head under the hospital umbrella to furnish cost-effective care, opportunities are opening for coders in the facility environment. Your doctor may be considering a move ...
In Audit
Aug 11th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule this month that increases reimbursement rates paid under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS) by 2.2 percent and establishes a new quality reporting system authorized by the Affordable Care Act. CMS projects total payments under the IRF PPS will increase by ...