In CMS
Dec 5th, 2018
U.S. hospitals that are putting quality over quantity will fare well next year for their efforts. Out of  approximately 2,800 hospitals across the country, more than 1,550 will see an increase in their 2019 Medicare payments. For the rest? Well, the news isn’t so good. Where Does the Money Come From? The Centers for Medicare ...
In CMS
Apr 25th, 2018
A proposed rule issued April 24 provides an advance look at pending updates to Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for fiscal year 2019. Proposed changes that make it into the final rule, usually released in August, will apply to approximately 3,330 acute ...
In Coding
Mar 16th, 2018
Medicare Part A claims that include ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D68.32 Hemorrhagic disorder due to extrinsic circulating anticoagulants will be denied after June 30, 2018, when the code is terminated. Per the Inpatient Hospital Billing Manual, Chapter 3, Section 20.7.3, Payment for Blood Clotting Factor Administered to Hemophilia Inpatients, effective July 1, 2018, payment may be made ...
In CMS
Feb 8th, 2018
In 2018, eligible clinicians will attest to Meaningful Use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) through the Quality Payment Program. Medicare eligible hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and dual-eligible hospitals will continue to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, as usual, with the exception of some requirement changes. The 2018 Medicare Hospital Inpa...
In Billing
Nov 20th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) filed a notice in the Federal Register on Nov. 17 announcing the 2018 inpatient hospital deductible and hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts for services furnished under Medicare Part A. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the inpatient hospital deductible will be $1,340; the daily coinsurance amounts will be: ...