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

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

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

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
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

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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 to provide August update on ICD-10 implementation as deadline approaches

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will provide an update on ICD-10 implementation during a National Provider Call Aug. 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Experts from the AHA and American Health Information Management Association also will offer coding guidance and tips during the call. To register, click ... read more

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

Medicare announces initial claims auditing/quality reporting flexibility for ICD-10

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For 12 months after ICD-10 implementation, physicians and other practitioners who bill Medicare under the Part B physician fee schedule will not have claims denied by Medicare review contractors based solely on the specificity of the ICD-10 code if they use a valid ICD-10 code from the correct family of... read more

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

CMS issues videos on ICD-10 payment impact, testing

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a 29-minute video on estimating the impact of the transition to ICD-10 on Medicare inpatient hospital payments. In addition, the agency released a seven-minute video on Medicare’s testing plan for ICD-10. The Medicare Learning Network videos were... read more

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Tags: ICD-10, coding

CMS releases proposed FY 2016 IRF rule

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late today released a proposed rule updating Medicare fee-for-service payments for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system for fiscal year 2016. The regulation would implement a net payment increase of 1.7%, or $130 million, compared to... read more

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Tags: quality, Medicare, ICD-10, coding

CMS: April 17 deadline to apply for ICD-10 end-to-end testing in June

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Health care providers can apply through April 17 to participate in the third ICD-10 testing sample with Medicare Administrative Contractors and the Common Electronic Data Interchange contractor. Application forms are available on the MAC websites, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.... read more

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

AHA urges Congress to provide EHR flexibility, ICD-10 certainty

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Harnessing the power of information technology to improve care requires giving providers greater flexibility to deploy electronic health records, holding vendors accountable for safe, interoperable products and providing certainty on the transition to the ICD-10 coding system by implementing the new codes... read more

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

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