CMS is asking for your input! We all have ideas on how we would change healthcare documentation requirements and get rid of the burdensome requirements and regulations if it were up to us, so go ahead, speak up! The Patients over Paperwork Initiative is aimed at significantly cutting the “Red Tape” from clinicians’ requirements. If you had a say in changing reporting and documentation requirements, what would you do?
What about coding? Should we change everything to PCS? One code set? That would be too easy…
Is there perhaps an easier way to improve policies and requirements with Medicare and Medicaid?
What do you think about the reform with E/M coding requirements?
How many hours are spent in documentation and coding?
If you have suggestions, speak up. Comments must be submitted by August 12, 2019.
As our country moves forward with a phased approach to reopening, be sure to pay close attention to individual payer policies regarding how long these changes will remain in effect. Keep in mind that private payer, federal programs (Medicare, Medicaid), and Medicare Advantage plans can all have different timelines as well as different coverage.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized several changes in Medicare Advantage and Part D on Friday.
The Trump administration has finalized several changes in Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D in anticipation of bid submissions on June 1.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Friday that includes ...
As practices begin reopening across the nation, there are several things that need to be considered. Policies and Procedures Manuals need to be updated, malpractice carriers need to be contacted and everyone needs to consider mental health screenings and support.
If you are not seeing a CCI edit when reporting an E/M code with a certain procedure, it may be that there is no edit. CMS does not have a CCI edit for every CPT code, however, there are still general coding rules that must be followed.
The use of Modifier 25 is one example ...
To determine the dosage, size, doses per package and how many billing units are in each package, refer to the NDC number.
Take a look at the following
J1071 - Injection, testosterone cypionate, 1mg
For example; using NCD # 0009-0085-10 there are 10 doses of 100 mL
(100 mg/mL = 1 mL and there are ...
As we begin returning back to work, we will all face a new normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of business. While it has certainly been a challenge to keep up with the ever-changing regulations (that’s likely to continue for a little longer), exciting new opportunities have also been created, such as the expansion of telemedicine. There’s also the maze of government funding that needs to be navigated and an increased awareness of OSHA standards to implement.