In Billing
Jul 8th, 2019
Free resources that will help you report provider services accurately. Due to productivity demands, medical coders may be tempted to rely on word of mouth for answers to coding questions, rather than to read guidelines, policies, rules, and instructions to substantiate coding decisions. Although seeking the advice of knowledgeable and experienced coders may be necessary ...
In Audit
Jan 25th, 2018
MLN Connects® for Thursday, January 25, 2018 View this edition as a PDF News & Announcements VA, HHS Announce Partnership to Strengthen Prevention of Fraud, Waste and Abuse Efforts CMS Updates Open Payments Data Improved Open Payments Data Website IRF and LTCH Quality Reporting Programs: Submission Deadline February 15 Panel on Development of Potentially Preventable ...
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 Coding
May 7th, 2015
By Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) group that develops and maintains ICD-10, the Coordination and Maintenance Committee, has been talking about adding an additional section of tables to ICD-10-PCS to document emerging technology. The dramatically named Section X will impact facility procedural coding. CMS plans to talk ...
Feb 4th, 2015
The Medicare Learning Network (MLN) is offering a national provider call on ICD-10 Implementation and Medicare testing on Thursday, February 26th. The call will discuss opportunities for testing and results from previous testing weeks. They will also discuss implementation issues and resources for providers. They will offer a question and answer period following the presentation, ...