In Billing
Nov 15th, 2019
Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, all U.S. hospitals will be required to disclose standard charges for items and services offered to patients. Although many hospitals do this already, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized Nov. 15 polices that will require hospitals to be more accountable of the prices they charge and more forthcoming ...
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2019
To help you ease into new coding, consume the changes in the sections that will impact your daily claims processing. Even with a decrease in the amount of ICD-10-PCS codes for fiscal year 2020, it can seem a bit daunting to take in 734 new codes, two revised codes, and 2,056 deleted codes. Now is ...
Apr 24th, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released on April 23 proposed policy changes and rates for the 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS). The proposed payment updates for 2020 are: 2.7% for hospitals that submit quality data and are meaningful EHR users 0.3% for ...
In Billing
Mar 5th, 2019
Meet Medicare requirements when a provider expects a patient to be admitted for an inpatient stay of at least two midnights. If you report hospital inpatient services for Medicare patients, you need to know about the two-midnight rule. If you haven’t heard of it, or could use a reminder, here are the facts. Cost Containment ...
Know what to expect when extreme circumstances alter standard treatment approaches. A trauma center is a hospital equipped and staffed to provide care for patients suffering from major traumatic injuries such as falls, motor vehicle collisions, or gunshot wounds. Usually, multiple physicians and mid-level providers — any of whom may document in the patient record ...