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Clarifying the ICD-10 Implementation Process

Posted Apr 20, 2015

ID-10010630CMS recently reported completion of successful end-to-end testing of new ICD-10 coding.  This is sure to be a welcome announcement for any healthcare provider who works with Medicare and Medicaid, especially since the October 1st deadline for transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is rapidly approaching.

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CMS Delays Final Ruling on Medicare Overpayments - What Could It Mean for Your RCM Payment Program?

Posted Apr 9, 2015

ID-10096057In 2012, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a rule that would require providers to report and refund any overpayments within 60 days from the date the overpayment was found.  As an orthopedic provider, you have probably received some of these notices from Medicare.  However, due to the amount of comments and extensive discussion around the issue, CMS has delayed its final ruling on the 60-Day Overpayment policy.  Of particular concern has been the provision that this requirement could include audits going back as much as ten years.  So what does this mean for your office?  Read on.

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What you need to know: CMS to shorten 2015 attestation reporting period

Posted Mar 31, 2015

Reporting_Blog_HISBy now, you and your staff are probably quite familiar with the concepts and regulations of "meaningful use" (MU) of electronic health record (EHR) technology which has to be demonstrated in order for hospitals and eligible providers (EPs) to receive the incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). You are probably also fully aware that there are specific criteria that has to be met and "attested" to in order to document that "meaningful use" has been achieved.

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Converting your Top Ortho ICD9 Codes to ICD10

There are many orthopedic coding that will come with the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10.This free guide will help you understand ICD-10, prepare for it, and give you the resources to guide your transition.

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CMS to Audit for Code 99233

Posted Mar 19, 2015

ID-100206709Correct documentation is crucial for physician billing to Medicare.  Over the past few years, The Department of Health and Human services has been strongly focused on correcting and minimizing healthcare fraud.  Currently, evaluation and management (E/M) services are under high scrutiny, especially CPT code 99233. What does this mean for your practice, and how can you protect your assets?  We’ve compiled a list of three ways to prepare for random CMS audits of 99233.

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7 Best Blogs To Follow About Healthcare Legislation

Posted May 28, 2014

healthcare blogs hisThe Affordable Care Act has generated more interest in healthcare legislation than any other single piece of legislation to have been enacted in decades.  For the healthcare industry, the flurry means more sources to use in our exploration of this and similar topics that we’ve followed throughout our careers.  

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