In CMS
Jul 6th, 2015
The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  (CMS) announced a joint effort to train providers for the October 1, 2015 implementation of ICD-10 via press release, July 6. At AMA’s request, CMS will add more provider training, testing, and a designated ombudsman to triage and answer questions on submission ...
In CMS
Jun 10th, 2015
Our members tell us that one of the best ways to prepare for the coming of ICD-10, after they have been trained on the code set, is dual coding. Each practice must see how to best work it into their current schedules, so as to not take a big productivity hit. Some practices have decided to ...
In CMS
Jun 10th, 2015
EXAM: Left Heart Catheterization REASON FOR EXAM: Increasing unstable angina, coronary artery disease, prior bypass surgery. INTERPRETATION: The procedure and complications were explained to the patient in detail and formal consent was obtained. The patient was brought to the cath lab. The right groin was draped in the usual sterile manner. Using modified Seldinger technique, ...
In CMS
Jun 10th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its second end-to-end testing week April 27 through May 1, with participation by all Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) MAC Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor. Participants included fee-for-service healthcare providers, clearinghouses, and billing agencies. CMS said the seco...
Jun 5th, 2015
A proposed bill by Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala) aims at creating a two-year grace period in which healthcare providers cannot be denied payment of services for ICD-10 related errors. The bill, Protecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act, is the third of its kind in recent months. Palmer, along with 32 original co-sponsors, hopes to ...