CMS issues guide to Medicare/Medicaid ICD-10 contacts

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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

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

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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

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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

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Tags: quality, physicians, Medicare, ICD-10, coding

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

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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

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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

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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

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Tags: Medicare, ICD-10, coding

CMS releases inpatient billing software for FY 2016

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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

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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

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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

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

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week released guidance related to its 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: quality, physicians, ICD-10

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