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 ...
May 10th, 2017
Don’t ask Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price about what changes are in store for healthcare, or you might be arrested. A veteran West Virginia public radio reporter persisted when Price didn’t respond and found himself in the slammer. State police arrested Dan Heyman, who continued to shout questions at Price and White House ...
Feb 10th, 2017
The Senate today confirmed Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He replaces former HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Background Price, a retired orthopedic surgeon from Atlanta, served on the House Ways and Means Committee, including the Subcommittee on Health. In the 114th Congress, Price ...
In Audit
Jan 10th, 2017
If you haven’t stumbled on the treasure trove of information in the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Media section of their website, it’s time you found it. OIG now keeps you informed on fraud, enforcement, and compliance via podcast. The podcasts are found on the OIG website with Mike Kane, Office of External Affairs, discussing the monthly ...
Dec 6th, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has selected Tom Price, MD, a six-term Republican congressman from Georgia and an orthopedic surgeon, as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Price is chairman of the Committee on the Budget in the House of Representatives. He also serves on the House Ways and Means ...