In CMS
Jan 23rd, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Jan. 23 they are joining forces to share data, data analytics tools, and best practices to help identify and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse of government healthcare dollars. The effort will help America’s veterans by using gains ...
In Billing
Jan 23rd, 2018
The codes that are considered a laboratory test under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) change each year. These codes require a facility to have either a CLIA certificate of registration (type code 9), a CLIA certificate of compliance (type code 1), or a CLIA certificate of accreditation (type code 3). A facility with a CLIA ...
In Billing
Jan 19th, 2018
This week in healthcare, the results of the 2018 Value Modifier were released and clinicians learned what it means for their bottom line this year. Revisions to the definitions for custom fabricated and therapeutic inserts were finalized, as well. And let’s not forget that it’s Glaucoma Awareness Month. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also offers this week: ...
In Billing
Jan 19th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized, this week, proposed Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Quality Standards for custom fabricated and therapeutic inserts with one minor change. The revisions, effective Jan. 9, 2018, occur in the Custom Fabricated and Therapeutic Inserts section in Appendix C of the DMEPOS Quality Standards. ...
In CMS
Jan 18th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended enrollment periods for those impacted by 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This gives them access to health coverage on the Federal Health Insurance Exchange and provides additional time to join, drop, or switch Medicare health and prescription drug plans. The ...