Apr 11th, 2014
Kathleen Sebelius has resigned as Secretary of Health and Human Services, a position she held for five years. Although Sebelius apparently stepped down voluntarily, her tenure was marked by controversy, including a bumpy rollout of the Healthcare.gov website. Sebelius recently suffered a further blow to her credibility when implementation of the ICD-10-CM codeset was delayed ...
In Billing
May 11th, 2012
Primary care physicians could receive a pay raise bringing Medicaid primary care service fees in line with those paid by Medicare. The proposed boost would be in effect for calendar years 2013 and 2014. States would receive a total of more than $11 billion in new funds to bolster their Medicaid primary care delivery systems, ...
May 1st, 2012
The future depends on the specificity that ICD-10 offers. By Annie Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT As Coding Edge went to press, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had just announced a proposed one-year delay of the implementation of ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2014 from Oct. ...
Apr 9th, 2012
The nation will switch to the International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) Oct. 1, 2014 rather than the original Oct. 1, 2013 date, according to a proposed rule. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the proposed regulation April 9, which was published in the Federal Register April 17 with ...
In Audit
Mar 16th, 2012
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) plans to collect overpayments within 60 days of discovery to bolster an ongoing assault on fraud and abuse, but the move may require practices to maintain patient records for 10 years. AMA: Overpayment Rule May Force Record Hoarding was last modified: March 20th, 2012 by admin aapc...