In CMS
Aug 6th, 2018
Besides taking a machete to E/M reimbursement and the way Medicare looks at E/M services, the current administration has proposed some large changes in the way Medicare pays doctors. They have also proposed ways that hospital facilities disclose prices to patients, providing more transparency. Changing Payment The pipeline for immediate changes includes the government paying more ...
Jun 21st, 2018
If you want to be a medical coder in a facility, there are a lot of ways to get your foot in the door. Once your toe crosses the threshold, experts say, you may have to take several steps to get to the job you want. Facility and Health System Jobs are Plentiful Just short of ...
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...