In Billing
Mar 29th, 2012
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC’s) report to Congress regarding Medicare’s fee-for-service payment system is clear: Replace the sustainable growth rate (SGR) with specified updates not including an expenditure-control formula. MedPAC: Toss SGR and Replace with Freeze was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by admin aapc...
In Coding
Jun 10th, 2011
The partial code freeze on ICD-9-CM is just a little over three months away. Oct. 1, 2011 is the last day for regular updates to the ICD-9-CM code set. Download the new, deleted and revised ICD-9-CM code summary tables, effective Oct. 1, 2011, now available on CMS’ website. The Volume 3 Procedure Code  final addendum which describes all ...
In Coding
Feb 25th, 2011
The last National Committee for Vital Health Statistics (NCVHS) meeting to address regular, full updates for both ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets will take place March 9-10, at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) auditorium at CMS headquarters in Baltimore, Md. Registration for the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee closes March 4, or when full capacity ...
In ICD-10
Jan 14th, 2011
In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today” We just started 2011, so it is fair to say, that October 2013 sounds pretty far away. There may be plenty of time to educate your coding staff regarding the details of the ICD-10 code set (actually, this project ...
In ICD-10
Jan 12th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the new, revised, and deleted ICD-10-CM codes on the CMS website on December 22, 2010. A total of 487 new codes were added, 220 codes were deleted and 2,858 codes were revised. The total number of ICD-10-CM codes went from 69,101 to 69,368. Keep in mind ...