Aug 5th, 2016
General acute hospitals paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) that successfully participate in the hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and are meaningful electronic health record (EHR) users will see an estimated 0.95 percent increase in operating payment rates in 2017, according to a final rule issued Aug. 2. Reflected in this payment update ...
CMS is looking for time to support billed services. A mechanical ventilator is a device used to perform artificial respiration on a patient whose natural ability to breathe is compromised. Mechanical ventilation may be ordered for various reasons, but it is generally used to get air into lungs, expel carbon dioxide from lungs, or breathe ...
Manage costs and maximize quality related to the procedures paid under the new model. Effective April 1, 2016, acute care hospitals located in 67 geographic areas will be subject to a new payment model for lower extremity joint replacement (LEJR) services. Under the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model, the U.S. Department of ...
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Aug 5th, 2014
With the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) announcement on July 31 of the new ICD-10 compliance date of October 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released ICD-10 testing information for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) providers. To help ensure CMS and FFS providers will be ICD-10 complaint by the implementation ...
When it comes to medical documentation, you can’t use (or bill for) what you can’t read. For example, in the inpatient setting, many hospitals request that providers with poor penmanship return to re-document or amend notes so that they are legible. This became especially important when, in October 2008, Medicare changed to medical severity diagnostic related groups ...