May 31st, 2018
There are more codes in the ICD-10-Procedure Coding System used by hospitals in 2019’s code set, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recent release. Procedure Code Set Expands The PCS system now has 78,881 codes, growing larger as more codes are added to accomodate procedures being performed on inpatients. Overall, the changes look like ...
In Billing
May 23rd, 2018
Starting Oct. 1, hospital discharges to hospice care qualify as a post-acute care transfer and may have payment adjustments for Medicare patients. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Transmittal 2055, change request 10602, under the policy regulations § 412.4: * When a patient is transferred to another hospital and their stay ...
Intermountain Healthcare recently combined 35 telehealth programs into what it calls a “virtual hospital,” touting the new service’s ability to reach underserved areas. Connect Care Pro will not only service patients directly, but cut healthcare costs for inpatients, the system says. Telehealth is Broad Solution The Utah-based system has 22 hospitals, including regional facilities...
Explore and weigh your options to determine what work environment is best for you. By Jen Flohr, RHIT, COC, CPMA, CPCO, CCS, CAPM, ICD-10 Certified Trainer Over the years, more healthcare organizations have chosen to outsource some, if not all, of their health information management (HIM) roles to staffing companies, eliminating plenty of direct-hire positions. ...
In Billing
Dec 13th, 2017
In case you were unaware of proper billing of services for Medicare patients in a covered Part A inpatient stay, here is a refresher. Medicare will not pay acute-care hospitals for outpatient services provided to patients in a covered Part A inpatient stay at another facility. This includes Medicare patients who are inpatients of long-term ...