In CMS
Mar 13th, 2019
With an aging population and increased reliance on nursing homes, it’s common to have concerns on whether the needs of our elderly loved ones will be met under the care of others. That’s where the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Compare website can help; it provides an easy way to search ...
In Coding
Oct 5th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified four quality measures impacted by the Oct. 1 update to the ICD-10-CM code set. Providers submitting performance data under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) should limit data collection to the first nine months (Jan. 1 – Oct. 1) of the performance period for these ...
In CMS
Mar 5th, 2018
Now that you’re familiar with the 2018 HCPCS Level II codes,  new C, G, K, and Q codes effective April 1 have been released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Several modifiers have been adjusted to reflect oxygen use. The annual quarterly updates helps CMS programs, such as the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) ...
In CMS
Dec 11th, 2016
Patients and their families look for ways to better understand healthcare choices to help them receive the best treatment possible. With this in mind, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Hospital Compare information to help patients, “learn about the quality of hospitals, compare facilities in their area side-by-side, and ask important ...
In Billing
Dec 7th, 2016
If your Medicare claim was rejected because you properly used the 2017 ICD-10-CM codes, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is willing to give you lenience on your Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting for up to two years, but only for certain quality measures. This year’s ICD-10-CM displayed its first changes in ...