In Billing
May 11th, 2012
Effective Oct. 1, 2012, Medicare systems will expect to see on claims a new occurrence code for reporting the date a patient dies. Providers and suppliers who bill fiscal intermediaries (FIs), regional home health intermediaries (RHHIs), or Part A/B Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries should include occurrence code 55 and ...
In Billing
May 11th, 2012
At long last, Medicare is giving physicians who specialize in sleep medicine a little recognition by giving them their own specialty code. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) makes new specialty code CØ official in transmittal 2462. The new code is effective April 1, 2012. Sleep medicine doctors can self-designate their specialty on the Medicare ...
In Billing
Sep 16th, 2011
The results of the sixth annual Medicare Contractor Provider Satisfaction Survey (MCPSS) indicate an overall satisfaction level providers have with their Medicare contractors’ performance, with nearly 73 percent stating they are either satisfied (54.48 percent) or very satisfied (18.02 percent). The survey, conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), had a good ...
In Billing
Jan 28th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructed regional home health intermediaries (RHHIs), Jan. 21, to hold claims where the revenue codes for both portable and stationary oxygen equipment rentals appear on the same claim. A systems error is preventing these claims from being processed and paid correctly. CMS has identified the systems error that ...
In Billing
Sep 10th, 2010
Independent and provider-based home health agencies (HHAs) will soon need to be more diligent about certain information listed on claims when billing for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has instructed regional home health intermediaries (RHHIs) to implement expanded edits beginning Jan. 1, 2011. HHA Claim Edits Expanded was last mo...