Healthcare News Articles
Below is a complete listing of all Healthcare News articles that have appeared in JustCoding News.
December 18, 2012
In a recent CMS email to providers, the agency reminded hospitals that any department, form, template, or other information that uses ICD-9-CM codes today will need to accommodate ICD-10-CM/PCS codes as of October 1, 2014.
December 11, 2012
Coders will have an additional place of service code to report: 18 (place of employment/worksite).
December 4, 2012
Providers will continue to use the same definition of inpatient status that they already know. That’s because despite CMS’ consideration of various provider comments, the agency has not establish new criteria.
November 27, 2012
Organizations looking for real-world examples of ICD-10 education can check out the plan created by Ginger Boyle, MD, of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in South Carolina.
November 16, 2012
Hospitals are overturning Recovery Auditor denials nearly 75% of the time, according to recent RACTrac data. That’s why the American Hospital Association adamantly supports a new proposed bill—the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2012—aimed at holding Recovery Auditors accountable for inappropriate denials.
November 13, 2012
CMS released the 2013 OPPS Final Rule on November 1, which finalizes APC payment system changes for 2013.
November 6, 2012
Although hospital infection rates continue to decline, Medicare payment penalties are not the cause, according to the New England Journal of Medicine article titled Effect of Nonpayment for Preventable Infections in U.S. Hospitals.
October 30, 2012
Providers are beginning to see some translation of CMS’ National Coverage Determinations (NCD) for ICD-10 with the release of Transmittal R1122OTN and Medlearn Matters Article MM7818.
October 23, 2012
CMS has published two ICD-10-related Special Edition Medlearn Matters articles that may be of interest to providers and serve as tools to assist with implementation.
October 16, 2012
The Hospital Outpatient Payment Panel recommended CMS change the supervision requirements for 15 HCPCS and CPT® codes during its second meeting this year in August. CMS released details of the meeting September 24.