By Sharon Nichols – Everyone remembers the anxiety surrounding the finalized transition to ICD-10 in 2015, and while ICD-10 Monitor notes that the volume of changes is slowing, the 2019 Spine Surgery coding changes are significant. The post Mastered ICD-10 Spinal Surgery Coding? Here Come The Changes appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Jill Reeves – The 2019 Fiscal Year is well underway, and 2019 proper will be here in a hot minute. That makes this as good a time as any to preview some of the changes that have recently been or are about to be rolled out by CMS. The post Home Health, SNFs May […]
By Gina McNellis – We’ve already written over the past year about expected changes to the Cancer Registry– and how extensive they are likely to be. No doubt – this is a big deal. Remember the shift from ICD-9 to ICD-10? The post Do Impending Cancer Registry Changes Remind You of ICD-10? They Should appeared […]
By Robert F. Bacon – The provider community has been begging for documentation reform for over 20 years, and there is no question that simplifying the complex requirements of clinical documentation is necessary. The post Trouble Ahead: The Unintended Consequences of the Proposed E/M Changes appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Gina McNellis – In a blog that I wrote earlier this year, I talked about the importance of being prepared for expected changes in the cancer registry. Well, we are well past the half way point of 2018 and are still navigating the changes. The post 2018 Cancer Registry Update: Coping With Continual Changes […]
By Vasilios Nassiopoulos – With all the hoopla surrounding the recent announcement that CMS is proposing changes to Evaluation & Management (E/M) codes, you would think the government was eliminating documentation requirements altogether. The post Proposed CMS Changes to E/M Codes: Still a Need for Vigilant Review and Monitoring appeared first on RCM Answers.
There are times when a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) may change. People with Medicare or their authorized representatives can request an MBI change. CMS can also initiate a change to an MBI (for example, if the MBI is compromised). The post New Medicare Card: MBI Changes appeared first on RCM Answers.
On April 24th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the FY 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long Term Acute Care Hospital proposed rule. The post CMS Proposes Changes to the PI Programs and Releases Request for Comments appeared first on Health Data Answers.
By Thanh Tran & Donald Voltz MD – Federal healthcare organizations such as CMS have spent billions of dollars over the years trying to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care with interoperability requirements and data integration, the mesh used to try and bridge the gap. The post CMS’s Proposed Interoperability PI […]
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