In CMS
Apr 20th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting the 2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study. Clinicians and groups who are eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that participate successfully in the study will receive full credit for the 2018 Improvement Activities performance category. Time is of the Essence The ...
In CMS
Apr 18th, 2018
As of July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making things easier for medical coders, billers, and implanted pacemaker and defibrillator patients to receive a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Clarifying Pacemaker Language CMS said in a Decision Memo dated April 10 it intends to change the language of section 220.2 of ...
In CMS
Apr 13th, 2018
An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report found the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimbursed some telehealth claims that didn’t meet Medicare requirements, according to a release from the oversight group. OIG Found Incomplete Claims The OIG analyzed 191,118 2014 and 2015 telehealth claims and discovered that more than half of the professional telehealth services report...
In Billing
Apr 9th, 2018
Effective April 30, four HCPCS Level II codes for certain durable medical equipment (DME) will no longer require prior authorization. If your medical office or facility sells or rents DME, it’s time to update your list. Master List Agenda The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule in the March 30 Federal Register to ...
In Billing
Apr 3rd, 2018
New Medicare cards with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identification (MBI) numbers are in the mail, but don’t get too excited. It will take up to a year to get them all out. Who’s Getting Medicare Cards and When? The new cards, which replace the risky Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) with the new unique numbers, ...