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 […]

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 […]

CY2021 ESRD Proposed Rule

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On July 6, CMS issued a proposed rule that proposes to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2021. This rule also proposes updates to the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) dialysis payment rate for renal […]

Point of Origin Code Indicating Transfer from a Designated Disaster Alternative Care Site

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MLN Number MM11836 Revised was released July 1, 2020 that changes the implementation date to August 3, 2020. View the MLN: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/MM11836.pdf Official instruction, CR11836, issued to MACs: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/r10205OTN.pdf

Proposed Expanded Coverage for TEER for Patients with Mitral Valve Regurgitation

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On June 30, CMS proposed to update its national coverage policy for a procedure known as transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) of the mitral valve to include patients with functional mitral regurgitation (MR).  TEER is a less invasive treatment option that involves clipping together a portion of the mitral valve leaflets for patients with a condition […]