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IPPS Proposed Rule FY2015

On May 2, 2014, in Archives, by AQ-IQ LLC

CMS issued a proposed rule on April 20, 2014 that would update fiscal year (FY) 2015 Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient stays at general acute care and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs).  This rule builds on the Obama administration’s efforts through the Affordable Care Act to promote improvements in hospital care that will lead […]

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ICD-10-CM for Physician Practices

2014 Proposed Rule: PPS for Federally Qualified Health Centers, Changes for Rural Health Clinics, Changes to CLIA for Proficiency Testing Referral

On September 24, 2013, in Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

This proposed rule would establish methodology and payment rates for a prospective payment system (PPS) for federally qualified health center (FQHC) services under Medicare Part B beginning on October 1, 2014, in compliance with the statutory requirement of the Affordable Care Act. This proposed rule would also establish a policy which would allow rural health […]

Coding Mammography: Screening vs Diagnostic

2014 IPPS Proposed Rule Issued

On April 26, 2013, in Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

FY 2014 Payment Update The proposed rule would increase IPPS operating rates by 0.8 percent after accounting for inflation and other adjustments required by the law.  This proposed increase also reflects a proposed temporary reduction of 0.8 percent to implement the American Taxpayer Relief Act’s requirement to recoup overpayments from prior years as a result […]

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