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CY2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

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CMS issued a proposed rule on August 3, 2020, on proposed policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, on or after January 1, 2021. This document is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on August 17, 2020 Background on the Physician Fee Schedule Since […]

IRF PPS Final Rule FY2021

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CMS issued the annual update for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System on August 4, 2020. This final rule also includes making permanent the regulatory change to eliminate the requirement for physicians to conduct a post admission visit since much of the information is included in the pre-admission screening documentation. This flexibility was offered […]

OPPS Proposed Rule CY2021

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On August 4, 2020, the CMS proposed policies that aim to increase choice, lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs, empower patients, and protect taxpayer dollars. These proposed changes would build on existing efforts to increase patient choice by making Medicare payment available for more services in different sites of service and adopting policy changes under the Medicare […]

CMS Beneficiary Notices

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Both Medicare beneficiaries and providers have certain rights and protections related to financial liability under the Fee-for-Service (FFS) Medicare and the Medicare Advantage (MA) Programs. These financial liability and appeal rights and protections are communicated to beneficiaries through notices given by providers. Hospitals are required to deliver the Important Message from Medicare (IM), CMS-R-193 to all […]

CWTC [Episode 95] 7th Character for Comorbidities, Bilateral LE Weakness, Timed Therapy Minutes

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

CWTC [Episode 94] AKA Revision in PCS, Obesity a Complication, Reporting Injections and Infusions

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

ICD-10-PCS FY2021

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2021 ICD-10-PCS The 2021 ICD-10 Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) files below contain information on the ICD-10-PCS updates for FY 2021. These 2021 ICD-10-PCS codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. Note: There is no GEMs file. As stated in the FY 2016 IPPS/LTCH PPS final rule (80 […]

ICD-10

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On October 1, 2015, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures were replaced by ICD-10 code sets. The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). Please note, the change to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures and physician services. Click […]

MLN Matters Articles Index, FY2004 – FY2019

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What is MLN Matters? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to partnering with the Medicare physician, provider, and supplier communities to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries receive all of the health care services to which they are entitled. MLN Matters are national articles designed to inform the physician, provider, and supplier community […]