May 1st, 2010
By Lynn S. Berry, PT, CPC As we move into the era of pay for performance, value-based purchasing, and bundled or global payments, our documentation must represent clearly the services we perform, and the rationale and medical necessity for our actions. Patient care and documentation of that care given by any provider should have four ...
Mar 5th, 2010
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its March 2010 “Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy” on March 1. The report contains annual rate adjustment recommendations for Medicare’s various fee-for-service (FFS) payment systems. MedPAC Releases March 2010 Report to Congress was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In CMS
Feb 15th, 2010
Recently implemented changes to Medicare billing instructions requiring hospices to report certain additional data on claims and another change requiring more detail is forthcoming. CMS Wants More Data on Hospice Claims was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Billing
Jan 29th, 2010
Two months ahead of schedule, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)—an independent congressional agency charged with advising Congress on a wide range of Medicare issues—voted Jan. 15 on recommendations for 2011 Medicare provider payment updates. Here is a summary of MedPac’s recommendations to Congress: MedPAC Proposes 2011 Medicare Provider Payment Updates was last modified: July ...
In CMS
Dec 31st, 2009
Hospices should be aware of revised reporting requirements that went into effect Jan. 1. These reporting requirements are optional right now, but they become mandatory April 1. Noncompliance will likely cause delays in claims adjudication. Hospice Reporting Requirements Optional Until April was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...