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Medicare Reimbursement Rates Get a Small Increase

By |2019-04-04T00:49:54+00:00July 16th, 2015|Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Coding News and Recent Articles|

California Medical Association (CMA ALERT) - The CMS announced that a 0.5% increase will be made for Medicare reimbursement rates, which are effective starting July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. The increase to Medicare reimbursement rates is an effect of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed in April 2015. CMS has released [...]

CMS will reimburse ICD-10 mistakes for one year after transition deadline

By |2015-08-05T00:14:22+00:00July 7th, 2015|ICD-10 Readiness, Medical Coding News and Recent Articles|

For one year past the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline, the CMS will reimburse for wrongly coded claims as long as that erroneous code is in the same broad family as the right one. There had been concerns among providers that they wouldn't be paid if they made minor mistakes trying to implement the new complex [...]

US Attorney’s Office Recovers Over $20 Million Dollars Against Community Health Network

By |2015-09-13T17:57:15+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Medical Coding Audits and Compliance|

In another instance of false claims to Medicare and Medicaid programs, Josh J. Minkler, United States Attorney, announced today a $20,324,902.22 civil settlement with Community Health Network (ACHN), a non-profit health system with more than 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout the State of Indiana. You can read the full article on the justice.gov website [...]

CMS Final Payment Rules Focus on Value, Quality, and Transparency

By |2019-04-04T00:49:55+00:00December 29th, 2014|Medical Coding Best Practices, Medical Coding News and Recent Articles|

As published in www.aapc.com Healthcare Business News December 2014 CMS released final rules outlining how Medicare will pay healthcare providers and suppliers in 2015. According to an October 31 CMS News press release, “The rules reflect a broader Administration-wide strategy to move our health care system to one that values quality over quantity and spends taxpayer dollars more wisely [...]

New Medicare Rules Aim to Reduce Suspicious Billing Abuse

By |2015-08-05T01:05:18+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Coding Audits and Compliance, Medical Coding News and Recent Articles|

Announced in the Wall Street Journal on Dec 3, 2014, the Obama administration has strengthened Medicare’s authority to kick doctors and other medical providers out of the federal program for abusively billing the government. Here's a quick summary of the key points / changes in this important federal program: move represents a significant shift in [...]

Second quarter PQRS interim claims feedback data available

By |2015-08-05T01:16:14+00:00November 27th, 2014|Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Coding Audits and Compliance|

Eligible professionals (EPs) who reported at least one PQRS quality measure during 2014 via claims-based reporting can access their data on a quarterly basis using the 2014 PQRS Interim Feedback Dashboard. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that second quarter interim reports are now available for EPs who submitted data via claims [...]