In Billing
Oct 1st, 2018
If you’re one of the medical coders who has been looking forward to perusing the 2019 GEMs files, you’re going to be pretty disappointed. The GEMs files have seen their day. GEMs Sunset Planned The GEMs file was developed as a crosswalk between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM during preparation for ICD-10-CM’s implementation. Used by many as ...
In CMS
May 18th, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has released the code changes for ICD-10-PCS coding system. ICD-10-PCS codes were adopted under HIPAA for hospital inpatient healthcare settings to use for reporting procedures. Their guidelines help healthcare providers and coders to accurately identify procedures to be reported on healthcare claims. The 2018 updates will ...
In Billing
Aug 15th, 2016
The 2017 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting is now available for download on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. This latest version includes several changes worth noting. The guidelines are usually released long after publishers’ books have been sent to the printer. This year’s guidelines help explain the significant changes ...
Apr 1st, 2013
By Evan M. Gwilliam, DC, CPC, CCPC, NCICS, CCCPC Right now, it’s hard to say which ICD-10 codes third-party payers will select as medically necessary, but we can make an educated guess based on information from a few sources. For doctors of chiropractic (DCs), the natural place to start is with the relatively short list ...
In CMS
Jun 10th, 2011
In the May 24 issue of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Daily Digest Bulletin, the agency published the article “What You Should Know About the GEMs.” What are GEMs? CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a national version of the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) to ensure consistency ...