CMS won't penalize failure to report PQRS data affected by coding change

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not apply 2017 or 2018 payment adjustments to any eligible professional or group practice that fails to satisfactorily report certain quality data to the Physician Quality Reporting System for fourth-quarter calendar year 2016 solely due to the impact of... read more

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

CMS: ICD-10 claims auditing/quality reporting flexibility expires Oct. 1

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week updated its guidance on ICD-10 claims auditing and quality reporting flexibility for Part B physician fee schedule claims, noting that the flexibility will expire Oct. 1 as planned. CMS provided flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting... read more

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

New ICD-10 diagnosis codes released

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released roughly 1,900 diagnosis codes that will be added to the ICD-10 coding system for health care claims in fiscal year 2017. The ICD-10-CM codes are available at www.cdc.gov. Some 3,651 new ICD-10 PCS inpatient procedure codes for FY 2017 were... read more

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Tags: ICD-10, coding

ICD-10 to add thousands of new diagnosis and procedure codes in FY 2017

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will add about 1,900 diagnosis codes and 3,651 hospital inpatient procedure codes to the ICD-10 coding system for health care claims in fiscal year 2017, the agencies announced this week. The large number of new... read more

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

CMS issues ICD-10 assessment toolkit for health care providers

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a toolkit to help health care providers track and respond to certain ICD-10 performance indicators to improve productivity and cash flow. Health care claims must include ICD-10 codes for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures under a... read more

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

CMS video reviews ICD-10 coding basics

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a video reviewing ICD-10-CM coding basics. On the video, Nelly Leon-Chisen, director of coding and classification at the AHA, and Sue Bowman, senior director of coding policy and compliance at the American Health Information Management Association,... read more

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

CMS issues ICD-10 resource guide for medical specialties

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued an ICD-10 resource guide for medical specialties and common health conditions and services. Health care claims must include ICD-10 codes for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures under a final rule that took effect Oct. 1. For more on... read more

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

CMS seeks comments on hip fracture codes in connection with CJR program

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks comments on a draft ICD-9-CM code list for hip fracture diagnoses that it has developed in connection with its new payment model that will bundle payment to acute care hospitals for hip and knee replacement surgery. The Comprehensive Care for Joint... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: ICD-10

CMS notice clarifies actions taken to address isolated ICD-10 problems

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a notice clarifying actions taken since Oct. 1 to address isolated problems processing ICD-10 codes for certain national or local coverage decisions/policies. With respect to the national coverage decisions, interim solutions were implemented and a... read more

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

CMS says claims are processing normally under ICD-10

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today said that “claims are processing normally” following the Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10. CMS released data from Oct. 1 through Oct. 27 for Medicare fee-for-service claims that were submitted, rejected and denied, and the results are consistent with data... read more

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

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