The American Hospital Association, Community Oncology Alliance, and other hospital organizations expressed concerns regarding CMS’ proposed mandatory payment model for radiation oncology (RO), which if finalized, would go into effect January 1.
A wide range of diagnostic tests may be used by hospital providers to examine respiratory functioning. In this article, Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, CPC-I , interprets CPT guidance for reporting pulmonary functioning tests used to diagnose patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
One thousand eighty cases of respiratory illnesses and 18 deaths brought on by vaping have been reported in the U.S. as of October 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review provider documentation and ICD-10-CM reporting for vaping-induced illnesses. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Perhaps the most momentous Quality Payment Program (QPP) news in the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule is the Pathways version of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)—but that’s not happening until 2021.
The fiscal year 2020 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting provide instructions for healthcare professionals on how to appropriately report complex diagnoses. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , writes about significant guideline updates that will impact facilities starting October 1.
U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer recently ruled that CMS exceeded its authority when it expanded a site-neutral payment policy that cut reimbursement for certain E/M services provided in previously excepted off-campus hospital clinics.
Internal audits can reveal inconsistencies in provider documentation and coding, reporting errors, and fraudulent billing practices. Review internal auditing basics and advice from regulatory experts on how to effectively educate providers on audit findings. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.