The October 2021 quarterly update to the OPPS announces new HCPCS codes for endoscopic submucosal dissection and central venous catheterization. It also introduces new HCPCS drug codes and revisions to the list of those qualifying for pass-through payment status.
CMS recently released the FY 2022 IPPS final rule, which finalized updates to quality programs including the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, and the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program.
CMS overpaid physicians an estimated $1.7 million for transitional care management (TCM) services over a two-year period, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report. Overpayments were due to CPT coding and billing errors.
Medicare overcompensated providers for complex and noncomplex chronic care management (CCM) services billed over a two-year period, according to a recent OIG report. These overpayments occurred because CMS did not have claim edits in place to prevent billing of overlapping care management services.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released its fiscal year (FY) 2020 Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Control Program report. During FY 2020, the federal government won or negotiated more than $1.8 billion in healthcare fraud judgments and settlements, according to the report.
CMS released the fiscal year (FY) 2022 IPPS final rule on Monday, August 2, which finalizes its efforts to cushion the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospital revenue and resources. Along with payment rate updates, the final rule also repealed the MS-DRG relative weight methodology and hospital cost-reporting requirement finalized in the 2021 IPPS final rule.
The fiscal year (FY) 2022 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, both effective October 1, were recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and CMS, respectively.
Staten Island University Hospital overcharged Medicare an estimated $11.8 million for inpatient and outpatient services billed over a two-year period, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2022 ICD-10-CM code set which includes 159 new, 20 revised, and 32 deleted ICD-10-CM codes. CMS also released the finalized ICD-10-PCS codes for FY 2022, which includes 191 new, 62 revised, and 107 deleted ICD-10-PCS codes. The code changes take effect October 1, 2021.
Medicare Recovery Auditors will review claims submitted by inpatient psychiatric facilities to ensure that billed services are medically reasonable and necessary, according to a recent Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter.
University of Michigan Health System overcharged Medicare an estimated $12.5k for polysomnography services submitted over a two-year period, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report. Overpayments were due to insufficient documentation and CPT coding errors.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently performed a compliance audit of specific diagnosis codes billed by Anthem Community Insurance Company Inc. to CMS and found that the company submitted unsupported diagnosis codes for 123 of the 203 enrollee-years.
CPT codes 63685 and 63688 for spinal neurostimulator procedures have been removed from the list of services that would require Medicare prior authorization when performed in a hospital outpatient department, CMS announced on May 13.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) performed a provider compliance audit of the Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and found that the hospital received overpayments of approximately $4.8 million between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.