CMS issues guide to Medicare/Medicaid ICD-10 contacts

AHA News Now

A new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guide provides specific Medicare and Medicaid contacts for health care providers with questions following the Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10. Claims-related questions should be directed to the provider’s Medicare Administrative Contractor or state Medicaid... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, ICD-10, Medicaid, coding

Today is the Day

Blog

Hospitals worked very hard to prepare for October 1. Today marks an important day in medical progress for this country. Our health care system is switching to a new classification system, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS that provides a new, modernized and expanded version of clinical coding worthy of 21st... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Coverage, ICD-10

CMS ready for ICD-10 on Oct. 1, officials say

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will continue to pay claims and implement ICD-10 if the Congress fails to act by Oct. 1 on legislation to fund the government into fiscal year 2016, CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Patrick Conway said during a press briefing today on ICD-10 implementation.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, ICD-10, Medicaid, coding

CMS updates Q&A on Part B ICD-10 claims auditing/quality reporting flexibility

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday updated its guidance on flexibility in the Medicare Part B claims auditing and quality reporting process as the medical community gains experience using the new ICD- 10 code set. The updates include revisions to questions 1 and 9, as well as nine new... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, physicians, Medicare, ICD-10, coding

CMS updates ICD-10 end-to-end testing results

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its ICD-10 end-to-end testing results to include participation rates by health care provider type. The volunteer participants represented a broad cross-section of provider, claim and submitter types. Nearly one-third of overall participants were... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: ICD-10

CMS: Final ICD-10 end-to-end testing week successful

AHA News Now

Medicare claims processing systems are ready to accept ICD-10 claims on Oct. 1, based on results from the third ICD-10 end-to-end testing week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. About 1,200 health care providers and billing companies submitted more than 29,000 test claims.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, Medicare, ICD-10

CMS updates list of ICD-10 codes exempt from present-on-admission reporting

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its list of ICD-10 diagnosis codes that do not require a Present On Admission indicator on Medicare inpatient prospective payment system claims in fiscal year 2016. CMS will provide an update on ICD-10 implementation during a National Provider Call... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, ICD-10, coding

CMS releases inpatient billing software for FY 2016

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released software for calculating Medicare payments for inpatient care in fiscal year 2016 using ICD-10 codes. The Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups Grouper and Medicare Code Editor software can be purchased through the National Technical... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: ICD-10, coding

AHA posts ICD-10 checklist for hospitals; CMS issues clinician resources

AHA News Now

The AHA recently posted a checklist reviewing key steps hospital leaders should take to ensure a successful transition to ICD-10. In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a series of ICD-10 guides for clinicians in certain medical specialties, and an infographic about ICD-10... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, ICD-10, coding

CMS updates Q&A on initial ICD-10 claims auditing/quality reporting flexibility

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday updated its guidance related to the recent announcement that Medicare audit contractors will not deny certain Part B physician fee schedule claims based solely on the specificity of the ICD-10 code for 12 months after ICD-10 implementation. The guidance... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, Medicare, ICD-10

Keyword Search

Date